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Title Hannibal Clouds of War
Author Ben Kane
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2014-02-27
Category Fiction
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9781409052234
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As Rome's war with Carthage continues, two friends - now on opposing sides - confront each other in one of the most brutal sieges of all time. A new Hannibal novel by the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Forgotten Legion series. 213 BC. Syracuse. Under the merciless Sicilian sun, a city is at war. Outside the walls, a vast Roman army waits. Yet the city’s incredible defences, designed by Archimedes, mean that Syracuse will not be taken easily. A veteran of the bitter war since its beginning, Quintus is ready to give his life in the service of the Republic. But dangers face him from within his own ranks as well as from the enemy - who include his former friend, the Carthaginian, Hanno. Hanno has been sent by his general Hannibal to aid Syracuse in its fight against Rome. Pledged to bring death to all Romans, he is diverted from his mission by the discovery of Quintus’ sister Aurelia, a captive within the city. Two friends on opposing sides. A woman caught between them. They are about to meet in one of the most brutal sieges of all time. Who will survive?

Clouds Of War by Ben Kane

Title Clouds of War
Author Ben Kane
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date 2016-11-22
Category Fiction
Total Pages 512
ISBN 9781466877023
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 213 B.C., as the forces of both Rome and Hannibal’s army from Carthage are still reeling from the losses at the Battle of Canae, the second Punic War rages on. With more and more of Rome’s Italian allies switching allegiance to Carthage, the stakes continue to increase. When the major Sicilian city of Syracuse defects to Hannibal, Rome sends all that it has to retake the city. Now, outside the nearly impregnable city walls, a vast Roman Army besieges the city. Inside the city, tensions and politics are an even greater threat. Two men—once boyhood friends, through circumstance now find themselves fighting on opposing sides—are about to face each other once again. Caught between them is a woman. All three trapped in one of the most famous and brutal sieges of all time. Ben Kane's Clouds of War is a vivid, exciting, and very human novel about one of the most defining conflicts in history, seen from the very top, where the generals make bold gambits, all the way down to the very bottom, where the people who are caught in the crossfire are trapped.

Title Hannibal Enemy of Rome
Author Ben Kane
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2011-06-09
Category Fiction
Total Pages 576
ISBN 9781409037552
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first in a brilliant new series set during the Second Punic War, from the bestselling author of The Forgotten Legion Chronicles ENEMY OF ROME The great Carthaginian general, Hannibal, has never forgotten the defeat and humiliation of his father by Rome. Now he plans his revenge and the destruction of the old enemy. SOLDIER OF CARTHAGE While Hannibal prepares for war, the young son of one of his most trusted military commanders goes on an innocent adventure with his best friend - and disappears. SLAVERY Captured by pirates, put up for sale in the slave market, one of the boys is sold as a gladiator, the other as a field slave. They believe they will never see home or family again. A WORLD AFLAME But their destiny - interwoven and linked with that of their Roman masters - is to be an extraordinary one. The devastating war unleashed upon Rome by Hannibal will last for nearly twenty years. It will change their lives - and history - forever.

Title The Forgotten Legion
Author Ben Kane
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2008-09-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 672
ISBN 9781409025016
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Forgotten Legion - fighting for honour, freedom and revenge Romulus and Fabiola are twins, born into slavery after their mother is raped by a drunken nobleman. At thirteen years old they are sold - Romulus to gladiator school, Fabiola into prostitution, where she will catch the eye of one of the most powerful men in Rome. Tarquinius is an Etruscan, a warrior and soothsayer, born enemy of Rome, but doomed to fight for the Republic in the Forgotten Legion. Brennus is a Gaul, his entire family killed by the Romans, and he rises to become one of the most famous and feared gladiators of his day. The lives of these characters are bound and interwoven in an odyssey which begins in a Rome riven by political corruption and violence, but ends far away, at the very border of the known world, where the tattered remnants of a once-huge Roman army - the Forgotten Legion - will fight against overwhelming odds, and the three men will meet their destiny. Ben Kane was born in Kenya and raised there and in Ireland. He studied veterinary medicine at University College Dublin but after that he travelled the world extensively, indulging his passion for ancient history. Now he lives in North Somerset, where he researches, writes and practices as a small animal vet. The Forgotten Legion, born of a lifelong fascination with military history in general, and Roman history in particular, is his first novel. For more information please visit www.benkane.net

Fields Of Blood by Ben Kane

Title Fields of Blood
Author Ben Kane
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2016-02-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 512
ISBN 9781250001139
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hannibal's campaign to defeat Rome continues. Having brought his army safely over the Alps in winter, he now marches south to confront the enemy. With him is a young soldier, Hanno. Like his general, Hanno burns to vanquish Rome. Never has the possibility seemed so likely. Facing Hanno is his former friend, Quintus, whom Hanno met while in Roman captivity. A bitter quarrel with his father led Quintus to join the Roman infantry under an assumed name. Among his legionaries, he finds that his enemies are not just the Carthaginians, but men of his own side. A stealthy game of cat and mouse is being played, with Hannibal seeking to fight, and Rome's generals avoiding battle. But battle cannot be delayed for much longer. Eventually, the two armies meet under a fierce summer sun in August in the south of Italy. The place is Cannae-the fields of blood. The encounter will go down in history as one of the bloodiest battles ever fought, a battle in which Hanno and Quintus know they must fight as never before-just to stay alive.

Eagles At War by Ben Kane

Title Eagles at War
Author Ben Kane
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2015-04-23
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781409052210
Language English, Spanish, and French
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ONLY THE GODS CAN SAVE THE ROMANS NOW AD 9, Germania. East of the river Rhine, tribes hostile to Rome prepare a deadly ambush. Their leader is the charismatic chieftain and trusted ally of Rome, Arminius, whose dream is to drive out the brutal invaders of his land. Pitted against him are veteran centurion Lucius Tullus and the Roman provincial governor, Varus. Together with three local legions, they leave their summer camp to begin the march back to the Roman forts on the Rhine. They have no idea that in the forests and bog of the Teutoburg, mud, slaughter and bloody death await ... ‘This is historical fiction at its best' Sunday Express 'Held me spellbound to its spectacular bloody end' Manda Scott 'Gripping, brutal, brilliant' Giles Kristian

The Psychology Of Instruction by Russell Napoleon Cassel

Title The Psychology of Instruction
Author Russell Napoleon Cassel
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1957
Category Learning, Psychology of
Total Pages 143
ISBN 0815800711
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Spartacus by Ben Kane

Title Spartacus
Author Ben Kane
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2012
Category Historical fiction
Total Pages 404
ISBN 9781848092334
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"When we left Spartacus at the end of THE GLADIATOR, he had swept all before him, quelling rebellions from rival commanders within his slave army and defeating every force Rome could throw at him. Now, however, Crixus, the powerful leader of the Gauls, disagrees violently with Spartacus's strategy - to march north, over the Alps and thence home. Gaul for Crixus and Thrace in northern Greece for Spartacus. Crixus - over-confident after their stunning victories - wants to march on Rome itself, convinced that they can bring their former masters to their knees. This disagreement leads to Crixus splitting off with his men and being annihilated by the Romans. It perhaps also signifies the first fatal weakening of Spartacus's position. But his march north towards the Alps goes smoothly and the way looks open for escape - which makes all the more puzzling the decision now made by Spartacus to turn back and go south again. He settles for the winter near Thurii - thus really throwing down the gauntlet to Rome. He and his slave army have shredded the armies of three praetors, two consuls and one proconsul with apparent ease. The rebellion has become war - to the bitter end. Marcus L

Title Spartacus The Gladiator
Author Ben Kane
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2012-01-19
Category Fiction
Total Pages 528
ISBN 9781409051664
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first of two epic novels which tell the story of one of the most charismatic heroes history has ever known - Spartacus, the gladiator slave who took on and nearly defeated the might of Rome, during the years 73-71 BC. Historically very little is known about Spartacus. We know that he came from Thrace, a land north of Greece, that he once fought in the Roman legions and that, during two fateful years, he led a slave army which nearly brought Rome to its knees. In Ben Kane's brilliant novel, we meet Spartacus as he returns to Thrace, ready to settle down after a decade away. But a new king has usurped the throne. Treacherous and violent, he immediately seizes Spartacus and sells him to a Roman slave trader looking for new gladiators. The odyssey has begun which will see Spartacus become one of the greatest legends of history, the hero of revolutionaries from Karl Marx to Che Guevara, immortalised on screen, and now brought to life in Ben Kane's great bestseller - a novel which takes the story to its halfway point and is continued in Spartacus: Rebellion. Ben Kane was born in Kenya and raised there and in Ireland. He studied veterinary medicine and University College, Dublin, but after that he travelled the world extensively, indulging in his passion for ancient history. He lives in North Somerset with his wife and two young children.

Lionheart by Ben Kane

Title Lionheart
Author Ben Kane
Publisher Orion
Release Date 2020-05-28
Category Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781409173502
Language English, Spanish, and French
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REBEL. LEADER. BROTHER. KING. 1179. Henry II is King of England, Wales, Ireland, Normandy, Brittany and Aquitaine. The House of Plantagenet reigns supreme. But there is unrest in Henry's house. Not for the first time, his family talks of rebellion. Ferdia - an Irish nobleman taken captive during the conquest of his homeland - saves the life of Richard, the king's son. In reward for his bravery, he is made squire to Richard, who is already a renowned warrior. Crossing the English Channel, the two are plunged into a campaign to crush rebels in Aquitaine. The bloody battles and gruelling sieges which followed would earn Richard the legendary name of Lionheart. But Richard's older brother, Henry, is infuriated by his sibling's newfound fame. Soon it becomes clear that the biggest threat to Richard's life may not be rebel or French armies, but his own family... 'A rip-roaring epic, filled with arrows and spattered with blood. Gird yourself with mail when you start.' Paul Finch 'Ben's deeply authoritative depiction of the time is delivered in a deft manner.' Simon Scarrow

Title Eagles in the Storm
Author Ben Kane
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2017-03-23
Category Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781409052203
Language English, Spanish, and French
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AD 15. The German chieftain Arminius has been defeated, one of the lost Roman eagles recovered, and thousands of German tribesmen slain. Yet these successes aren’t nearly enough for senior centurion Lucius Tullus. Not until Arminius is dead, his old legion’s eagle found and the enemy tribes completely vanquished will he rest. But Arminius – devious, fearless – is burning for revenge of his own. Charismatic as ever, he raises another large tribal army, which will harry the Romans the length and breadth of the land. Soon Tullus finds himself in a cauldron of bloodshed, treachery and danger. His mission to retrieve his legion’s eagle will be his most perilous yet...

Prince Of The Clouds by Gianni Riotta

Title Prince of the Clouds
Author Gianni Riotta
Publisher HarperCollins UK
Release Date 2002-05-01
Category Battles
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780007120031
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A rousingly romantic Mediterranean novel of love and war. 'Even more enchanting than Louis de Bernieres's Captain Correlli's Mandolin, Riotta's novel is a revelation' (Daily Mail). The Second World War has just ended, and Colonel Carlo Terzo, a brilliant military strategist, retires to Sicily with his beautiful Russian wife Emma. There he spends long afternoons tutoring two young lovers -- Salvatore, a poet, and the feisty, aristocratic Fiore. But the Terzo household becomes caught in a standoff between rebel peasants and the murderous private army of Fiore's malicious mother. Will Carlo finally be given the chance to measure his learning on a real battlefield?

Gladiator Street Fighter by Simon Scarrow

Title Gladiator Street Fighter
Author Simon Scarrow
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2012-02-02
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780141931425
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'It is settled. The boy is in your charge. You will train him to fight. He must be able to use the dagger, throwing-knife, staves and his bare hands. One day young Marcus may well become a gladiator in the arena. But you must also teach him the ways of the street.' Now a member of Julius Caesar's palace, Marcus's training continues in the city of Rome. The city streets are plagued by vicious gang war attacks, and Caesar must employ his own gang leader, who learns of a plot to murder him. Only Marcus can go in undercover. But he's in terrible danger. If the rival gang discover him the price will be fatal. Julius Caesar's isn't the only life at risk . . .

Title The Eagle s Prophecy Eagles of the Empire 6
Author Simon Scarrow
Publisher Headline
Release Date 2008-09-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9780755350872
Language English, Spanish, and French
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IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME! THE EAGLE'S PROPHECY is the powerful sixth novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire seires. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell. Praise for Simon Scarrow's gripping novels: 'Ferocious and compelling' Daily Express The Adriatic Sea, AD 45. Cato and Macro, centurions of the Roman army, are horrified to learn that they face possible execution after the death of their commanding officer. Fortunately, the Emperor's secretary is willing to offer them an alternative: to join the marines and hunt down a band of brutal pirates who are decimating not only Rome's reputation, but also a critical supply chain. As they discover the true horror of battle at sea, Macro and Cato must also remember their real mission: to recover from those pirates a set of scrolls that hold secrets vital to the future of the Roman Empire. Rome will do anything to get them back...

The Road To Rome by Ben Kane

Title The Road to Rome
Author Ben Kane
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2012-01-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 528
ISBN 9781466815056
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 48 B.C., having survived a disastrous campaign in Pythia as part of the Forgotten Legion and spent years fighting their way back to Rome, Romulus and Tarquinius have finally made it as far as Alexandria. On arrival, though, they find themselves in the midst of the Roman Civil War, are press-ganged into Caesar's thinning legions and greatly outnumbered and fighting for their lives against the Egyptian army. Meanwhile in Rome, Romulus' twin sister Fabiola, having caught only a glimpse of her long-missing twin before being forced to flee Egypt for Rome, lives in fear for her life, loved by Brutus, but wooed by Marcus Antonius, his deadly enemy. From the battlefields of Asia Minor and North Africa, to the lawless streets of Rome and the gladiator arena, they all face death and danger daily, until 44 B.C. when their individual roads all lead them to Rome where the future of the republic lies unexpectedly in their hands.

Title The Histories of Polybius
Author Polybius
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2012-08-02
Category History
Total Pages 670
ISBN 9781108050784
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This 1889 first full English translation of Polybius' Histories remains a fascinating source on the second and third centuries BCE.

The Histories by Polybius

Title The Histories
Author Polybius
Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date 2010-11-11
Category History
Total Pages 560
ISBN 9780191624681
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'no one else in our times has attempted to write a universal history' Polybius' ambitious goal was to describe how Rome conquered the Mediterranean world in less than fifty-three years. This great study of imperialism takes the reader back to Rome's first encounter with Carthage in 264 and forward to her destruction of that renowned city in 146. Polybius, himself a leading Greek politician of the time, emphasizes the importance of practical experience for the writing of political history as well as the critical assessment of all the evidence. He attributes Rome's success to the greatness of its constitution and the character of its people, but also allows Fortune a role in designing the shape of world events. This new translation by Robin Waterfield, the first for over thirty years, includes the first five books in their entirety, and all of the fragmentary Books 6 and 12, containing Polybius' account of the Roman constitution and his outspoken views on how (and how not) to write history. Brian McGing's accompanying introduction and notes illuminate this remarkable political history. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Title Hannibal The Patrol
Author Ben Kane
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2013-05-16
Category Fiction
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9781448184798
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An exclusive straight to digital short story which also includes the first chapter of Ben Kane's Hannibal: Fields of Blood. WINTER 218 BC In Cisalpine Gaul, a Carthaginian patrol is moving stealthily through thick woodland. It’s led by Hanno, one of Hannibal’s young officers, and his second-in-command Mutt. Famished and cold, they are making for a town full of the grain that they desperately need. But the local Gauls cannot be trusted; and although defeated, the Romans still have patrols in the area. With peril on every side and a deadly ambush ahead, there is no certainty that either Hanno or Mutt will survive ...

The Young Carthaginian by George Alfred Henty

Title The Young Carthaginian
Author George Alfred Henty
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1887
Category Adventure stories
Total Pages 384
ISBN NYPL:33433082306063
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Fall Of The Double Eagle by John R. Schindler

Title Fall of the Double Eagle
Author John R. Schindler
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release Date 2015-12
Category History
Total Pages 328
ISBN 9781612348063
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Although southern Poland and western Ukraine are not often thought of in terms of decisive battles in World War I, the impulses that precipitated the battle for Galicia in August 1914—and the unprecedented carnage that resulted—effectively doomed the Austro-Hungarian Empire just six weeks into the war. In Fall of the Double Eagle, John R. Schindler explains how Austria-Hungary, despite military weakness and the foreseeable ill consequences, consciously chose war in that fateful summer of 1914. Through close examination of the Austro-Hungarian military, especially its elite general staff, Schindler shows how even a war that Vienna would likely lose appeared preferable to the “foul peace” the senior generals loathed. After Serbia outgunned the polyglot empire in a humiliating defeat, and the offensive into Russian Poland ended in the massacre of more than four hundred thousand Austro-Hungarians in just three weeks, the empire never recovered. While Austria-Hungary’s ultimate defeat and dissolution were postponed until the autumn of 1918, the late summer of 1914 on the plains and hills of Galicia sealed its fate.