Letters from the Empire: A Soldier's Account of the Boer War and the Abor Campaign in India
F6F Hellcat - Walk Around No. 9
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Autor: Adrian Goldsworthy
Data publikacji: 2007-04-00
Wydawca: Phoenix Press
Wymiary: 19.4 x 12.8 x 1.6 cm
Liczba stron: 260
W przypadku braku książki w magazynie, czas realizacji zamówienia może wynieść 3-6 tygodni.
The Romans built perhaps the greatest empire of all time, forged with an unequalled skill in warfare. Accompany these unparalleled Roman troops from the conquest of Italy through to world conquest. Watch as defeated armies became allies and future soldiers of the Empire. Consider the irony of extreme brutality and repression leading to peace and prosperity. All the techniques and the organization of this amazingly advanced fighting force come into focus, from the emphasis on drills to its superior technology and bureaucracy.
Adrian Goldsworthy's short guide, Roman Warfare, is easily the best book of its length that I have read. If you're looking for a concise yet detailed survey of Roman military history, this is the book to buy.
Roman Warfare by Adrian Goldsworthy is a very detailed book. Starting with the founding of Rome, the conquest of Italy and the early Republic, the author gives us a great foundation for the rest of the book. We get a very complete chronology and each chapter gives us the major points of the military history of Rome, from equipment, to tactics, to where they got their recruits, to how they treated their enemies. By the time we get to the collapse of the Roman Empire in the West and the recovery, for a short period, in the East we learn that the Roman Army, if given the men and funding, was always victorious in the end. The Army did not fail the Empire, the Empire failed the Army.
About the Author
Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. His books have sold more than a quarter of a million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. A full-time author, he regularly contributes to TV documentaries on Roman themes and has lectured on Roman history in both the UK and USA. http://www.adriangoldsworthy.com/