The Ghosts of Cannae PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Ghosts of Cannae free pdf

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
For millennia, Carthage's triumph over Rome at Cannae in 216 B.C. has inspired reverence and awe. No general since has matched Hannibal's most unexpected, innovative, and brutal military victory. Now Robert L. O'Connell, one of the most admired names in military history, tells the whole story of Cannae for the first time, giving us a stirring account of this apocalyptic battle, its causes and consequences.
O'Connell brilliantly conveys how Rome amassed a giant army to punish Carthage's masterful commander, how Hannibal outwitted enemies that outnumbered him, and how this disastrous pivot point in Rome's history ultimately led to the republic's resurgence and the creation of its empire. Piecing together decayed shreds of ancient reportage, the author paints powerful portraits of the leading players, from Hannibal--resolutely sane and uncannily strategic--to Scipio Africanus, the self-promoting Roman military tribune. Finally, O'Connell reveals how Cannae's legend has inspired and haunted military leaders ever since, and the lessons it teaches for our own wars.

About Robert L O'Connell

Robert L. O'Connell has worked as a senior analyst at the National Ground Intelligence Center, as a contributing editor to MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, and most recently as a visiting professor at the Naval Postgraduate School. He is the author of Of Arms and Men: A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression- Sacred Vessels: The Cult of the Battleship and the Rise of the U.S. Navy- Ride of the Second Horseman: The Birth and Death of War- Soul of the Sword: An Illustrated History of Weaponry and Warfare from Prehistory to the Present- and the novel Fast Eddie.

"From the Hardcover edition."


Details Book

Author : Robert L O'Connell
Publisher : Random House Trade
Data Published :
ISBN : 0812978676
EAN : 9780812978674
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 310 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Ghosts of Cannae



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Cannae, 216 BC free pdfCannae, 216 BC

    This volume offers an account of the origins. events and outcome of the Battle of Cannae in 216 BC. the most famous battle of the Second Punic War. during which Hannibal's much smaller force inflicted the greatest defeat ever suffered by the Roman army in what is still regarded today as a model display of military tactics..


  • Hannibal: Fields of Blood free pdfHannibal: Fields of Blood

    The fields of Cannae provide the setting for one of the bloodiest battles in history. But who will triumph. Hannibal and his warrior army. or the mighty legions of Rome..


  • Hannibal's War free pdfHannibal's War

    'You know how to win a battle. Hannibal- you do not know how to use the victory.' Livy's great history of Rome contains. in Books 21 to 30. the definitive ancient account of Hannibal's invasion of Italy in 218 BC..


  • Hannibal's War free pdfHannibal's War

    'You know how to win a battle. Hannibal- you do not know how to use the victory.' Livy's great history of Rome contains. in Books 21 to 30. the definitive ancient account of Hannibal's invasion of Italy in 218 BC..


  • The Risen free pdfThe Risen

    A historical novel of one of the most storied uprisings of classic times by an emerging master of the genre. From the author of "Pride of Carthage." the superb fictional rendering of Hannibal's epic military campaigns against Carthage's archenemy Rome..


  • The Ghosts of Cannae free pdfThe Ghosts of Cannae

    Free Ebooks Romance.

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER
    For millennia, Carthage's triumph over Rome at Cannae in 216 B.C. has inspired reverence and awe. No general since has matched Hannibal's most unexpecte