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The Lion's Brood: The Story of Hannibal
Re-released, featuring a sneak preview from part two of the trilogy! It is 238 B.C. The First Punic War has ended and dark times have befallen the great African empire of Carthage. The struggle with Rome for domination of the Mediterranean has left the Carthaginians with shrinking provincial territories and increasing tributes to their merciless northern enemies... the Rom ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published February 2nd 2004 by PublishAmerica
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I was never much of a history buff but this book was enjoyable and informative end to end. Although it's been some time since I read it, I still remember scenes vividly and the history it covers has come up again and again. I'm currently reading the John Adams tome by McCullough and although written well and thorough, it raises the question, do we really need to know all this detail to know the man and his life's work. Impressive research is admirable but good editing is also necessary. Lion's B ...more