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Cleopatra's Kidnappers free pdf A powerful tale of war, romance, and one of historya s most desperate gambles Julius Caesar was nothing if not bold. When, in the wake of his defeat of Pompey at Pharsalus his victorious legions refused to march another step under his command, he pursued his fleeing rival into Egypt with an impossibly small force of Gallic and German cavalry, raw Italian recruits, and nine hundred Spanish prisoners of war--tough veterans of Pompeya s Sixth Legion. Cleopatraa s Kidnappers tells the epic saga of Caesara s adventures in Egypt through the eyes of these captured, but never defeated, legionaries. In this third volume in his definitive history of the Roman legions, Stephen Dando--Collins reveals how this tiny band of fierce warriors led Caesara s little army to great victories against impossible odds. Bristling with action and packed with insights and newly revealed facts, this eye--opening account introduces you to the extraordinary men who made possible Caesara s famous boast, "I came, I saw, I conquered." Praise for Caesara s Legion "A unique and splendidly researched story, following the trials and triumphs of Julius Caesara s Legio X...More than a mere unit account, it incorporates the history of Rome and the Roman army at the height of their power and gory glory. Many military historians consider Caesara s legions the worlda s most efficient infantry before the arrival of gunpowder. This book shows why. Written in readable, popular style, Caesara s Legion is a must for military buffs and anyone interested in Roman history at a critical point in European civilization." --T. R. Fehrenbach author of This Kind of War, Lone Star, and Comanches

About Stephen Dando-Collins

STEPHEN DANDO--COLLINS is the author of Caesara s Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesara s Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome and Neroa s Killing Machine: The True Story of Romea s Remarkable Fourteenth Legion, both from Wiley. He is an Australian--born researcher, editor, and author who has spent the last three decades identifying and studying the individual legions of the Roman army of the late Republic and the empire of the Caesars.

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Author : Stephen Dando-Collins
Publisher : John Wiley
Data Published : 18 November 2005
ISBN : 0471719331
EAN : 9780471719335
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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