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This is an auction for FROM ARMAGEDDON TO THE FALL OF ROME: HOW THE MYTH MAKERS CHANGED THE WORLD, by Erik Durschmied.

"Gripping, riveting. Fascinating. Even when you're sure you know what happened and whodunit, Erik Durschmeid provides another twist."
- The Scotsman

Amazon.com reviews:

"In the Mediterranean, this most fought-over region in the world, the figures of potentates and conquerors appear god-like: Thutmosis, Leonidas, Xerxes, Pyrrhus, Hannibal, Caesar and Vercingetorix. Ancient history, from Pharaonic Egypt and the Shahs of Persia, to the Golden Age of Greece and the conquests of Alexander the Great and his dream of a universal brotherhood, is dominated by these incredible characters. And then comes Rome, the supreme political event of Ancient History and the world's first superpower. Ancient Battles is the history of incredible men, brave and reckless, lucky and ill-fated, engaging their forces in battles that are prime examples of ruse, chance, and military brilliance. Erik Durschmied looks at seventeen of ancient history's most fascinating battles, many of which have been almost forgotten, but which in reality changed both the world and time itself."

"What a fascinating book. Many of the heroes and battles of ancient times that you have heard of, but never quite knew how they fitted into the big picture of BC history. Absolutely essential for swotting up to impress your friends and to win pub quizzes, but lacks the detail to get you through a degree course in ancient history. I was amazed at the casualty counts in some of these battles where whole nations were wiped out."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 2002.

434 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.40 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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