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History in brief. Not a detailed military text, maneuvers given in broad detail. Fairly dry material and preformed in a like manner.
Details on roman organization, arms and politicians. Hero worship of Hannibal throughout.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
The detail in this book was amazing. I've found few books dealing with this subject that had the detail and insight provided by the author. Not only was the author a civil war veteran giving his insight to battle strategy but he had also studied the accounts of ancient authors and visited the battle sites. Because the book was written in the late 1800's the fog of time was not as thick as it is now. I also enjoyed the authors insights from his perspective as an officer and how different tactics from the American civil war were similar or different. Overall outstanding book to listen to and I wish all the books by this author were available on the audible format. If they were I'd buy them all because this book was that engrossing and informative.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Hannibal?
His strategy for crossing of the Alps.
Which scene was your favorite?
The account of the famous strategic battle of Cannae. The author gave excellent insight into all the major characters involved in the action.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The tragic inability of Hannibal to receive the support from Carthage he needed to finish the Roman army and force a peace agreement.
Any additional comments?
I hope audible releases all the books of the author in Audible format
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
fantastic work and well narrated, this is highly recommended as a balanced approach to the life and battles of Hannibalance