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Lindsay Powell - Author's Recommendations

P. L. Powell "Lindsay Powell the Author"
The list author says: "My name is Lindsay Powell and for the last 20 or so years I have been researching and publishing papers on the Roman Army. I am currently writing the sequel to my first book set in the Roman era. For details look up my name here on Amazon or see http://www.lindsay-powell.com. These are some of the books that I have enjoyed as a reader and researcher, and which I would wholeheartedly recommend to fellow enthusiasts."
Greece and Rome at War
Greece and Rome at War
"An amazing overview of the armies of Ancient Greece and Rome by author, artist and patron of the Ermine Street Guard, Peter Connolly."
The Roman Army (Armies of the Past)
The Roman Army (Armies of the Past)
"Probably the single most important book that fired my imagination and fueled my interest in the Roman Army as a student."
Eager for Glory: The Untold Story of Drusus the Elder, Conqueror of Germania
Eager for Glory: The Untold Story of Drusus the Elder, Conqueror of Germania
"An unashamed plug for my own book - the definitive work on Drusus the Elder, conqueror of Germania. See my the book page and my Author Profile for more details."
The Roman Army, 31 BC - AD 337: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)
The Roman Army, 31 BC - AD 337: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)
"Excellent collection of original sources translated into English."
The Roman Imperial Army of the First and Second Centuries A.D.
The Roman Imperial Army of the First and Second Centuries A.D.
"Classic general text on the Roman Army."
Roman Army from Caesar to Trajan (Men at Arms Series 46)
Roman Army from Caesar to Trajan (Men at Arms Series 46)
"Solid introduction to the general reader with illustrations the enthusiast will admire."
The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire: From the First Century A.D. to the Third (Johns Hopkins Paperbacks)
The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire: From the First Century A.D. to the Third (Johns Hopkins Paperbacks)
"Influential interpretation of Roman military policy, perhaps shaped by a modern Cold War perspective. Still a classic of its genre."
The Roman Fort (The Roman World)
The Roman Fort (The Roman World)
"Peter Connolly uses his unique graphic style to detail Roman military installations."
Roman Army: Wars of the Empire (Brassey's History of Uniforms)
Roman Army: Wars of the Empire (Brassey's History of Uniforms)
"Excellent study by Ermine Street Guard Member and accomplished artist, Graham Sumner."
Service in the Roman Army
Service in the Roman Army
"Outstanding collection of research papers on topics ranging from joining the Roman army to the investigation of crimes in Roman Egypt."
Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor
Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor
"New biography of Rome's first emperor."
Rome's Greatest Defeat: Massacre in the Teutoburg Forest
Rome's Greatest Defeat: Massacre in the Teutoburg Forest
"Good summary of current research into the War of AD9-17 that led to the loss of greater Germania from the Roman Empire and its historical consequences."
The Quest For the Lost Roman Legions: Discovering the Varus Battlefield
The Quest For the Lost Roman Legions: Discovering the Varus Battlefield
"Major Tony Clunn recounts the extraordinary story of how he found one of the sites of the Varian disaster at Teutoburg in 9AD. Part diary, part fictional recreation."
The Jewish War: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)
The Jewish War: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)
"The siege of Jerusalem, the assualt on Masada - the Roman Army in action as seen by rebel turned ally, Flavius Josephus."
The Histories (Penguin Classics)
The Histories (Penguin Classics)
"AD69, The Year of the Four Emperors - the orginal and best source for that terrible year and one great read."
The Annals of Imperial Rome (Penguin Classics)
The Annals of Imperial Rome (Penguin Classics)
"The story of life on the Palatine Hill at the time of Augustus, first of the emperors."
The Agricola and the Germania (Penguin Classics)
The Agricola and the Germania (Penguin Classics)
"The Agricola and The Germania, two works that shaped the writing of Europe's history since their rediscovery in the Middle Ages."
Britain BC: Life in Britain and Ireland Before the Romans
Britain BC: Life in Britain and Ireland Before the Romans
"Provocative reassessment of Britain's history before the Romans settled."
AD 43: The Roman Invasion of Britain
AD 43: The Roman Invasion of Britain
"Thought-provoking reassessment of AD43, the year the Romans invaded the British Isles intending to stay."
Eye of the Needle
Eye of the Needle
"Great World War II spy-chase story. One of my favourite novels."
Eagles over Britannia
Eagles over Britannia
"Detailed account of the Roman Army in Britain by co-host of Channel 4 UK's Time Team."
An Imperial Possession: Britain in the Roman Empire
An Imperial Possession: Britain in the Roman Empire
"Important new history of the Romans in Britain."
The Barbarians Speak: How the Conquered Peoples Shaped Roman Europe.
The Barbarians Speak: How the Conquered Peoples Shaped Roman Europe.
"New interpretation of the peoples the Romans called the "barbarians"."
Eagle in the Snow
Eagle in the Snow
"Extraordinary fictional telling of the final days of the Roman Empire in the West in 400AD. One of my all-time favourite novels. Now back in print - grab a copy while you can!"
Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
"Splendid retelling of the story of the heroic 300 Spartans at Thermopylae ("Hot Gates") against the invading Persians."
Tides of War
Tides of War
"Mercenary tells the tale of how Athens invades Greek colonies in Sicily and pays a high price."
The Silver Pigs (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries)
The Silver Pigs (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries)
"Lindsey Davis introduces Roman private eye, M. Didius Falco, in a mystery set in Britannia. First in a long and popular series."
Fatherland
Fatherland
"Alternative history novel that lingers in the imagination long after you have put it down. Be careful - someone may be watching you ... One of my all-time favourite novels."
The Day of the Jackal
The Day of the Jackal
"Classic tale of a hunt for an assassin with de Gaulle as the target. One of my favourite novels."
The Polish Officer: A Novel
The Polish Officer: A Novel
"Alan Furst masterfully creates atmosphere, notably of Nazi occupied Paris."
I-Clavdivs
I-Clavdivs
"Masterful BBC TV dramatisation of Robert Graves' novels I, Claudius and Claudius the God. Outstanding cast."
Spartacus
Spartacus
"The film that started my interest in Romans. Best line: "I'm Spartacus!""
Gladiator (Three-Disc Extended Edition)
Gladiator (Three-Disc Extended Edition)
"More Hollywood than History, but Ridley Scott manages to capture the baroque grandeur of the Roman Empire at its zenith. Best line: "Are you not entertained?""
Fall of the Roman Empire
Fall of the Roman Empire
"Alec Guiness and Christopher Plummer really do look like the historical father and son team, M. Aurelius and Commodus respectively. Best line: "the omens are bad, Caesar, I could not find it's heart"."
Behind the Lines: Powerful and Revealing American and Foreign War Letters---and One Man's Search to Find Them
Behind the Lines: Powerful and Revealing American and Foreign War Letters---and One Man's Search to Find Them
"First hand accounts of war since 1776 to the present conflict in Iraq. Often moving, always true."
Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles
Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles
"A marine's eye view of Gulf War I."
The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq
The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq
"War in the streets of Iraq as seen by a soldier who did not plan to be there."
The Forgotten Soldier
The Forgotten Soldier
"War classic written by a survivor of the Siege of Stalingrad 1942."
Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers
"The unforgetable dramatisation of Stephen E. Ambrose's book of the same name and, quite possibly, the finest depiction of a military campaign ever made for television."
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