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Scipio Africanus: Greater Than Napoleon

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Publisher Comments:

Scipio Africanus (236–183 B.C.) was one of the most exciting and dynamic leaders in history. As commander he never lost a battle. Yet it is his adversary, Hannibal, who has lived on in the public memory, due mostly to his daring march through the Alps with his elephants. At the Battle of the Ticinus, Hannibals initial encounter with Roman arms, young Scipio first tasted warfare, rescuing his dangerously wounded, encircled father, who was also the Roman commander. By nineteen Scipio was the equivalent of a staff colonel and in 210 B.C. he was placed in supreme command. In three years he destroyed Carthaginian power in Spain and, after being made consul, took his forces to Africa, where he conquered Carthages great ally, Syphax. Two years later he clashed with Hannibal himself, annihilating his army in the decisive Battle of Zama. For this triumph and his other exploits in the Punic Wars, Scipio was awarded the title Africanus.In his fascinating portrait of this extraordinary commander, B. H. Liddell Hart writes, ”The age of generalship does not age, and it is because Scipios battles are richer in stratagems and ruses—many still feasible today—than those of any other commander in history that they are an unfailing object lesson.” Not only military enthusiasts and historians but all those interested in outstanding men will find this magnificent study absorbing and gripping.

Book News Annotation:

Reprint of the great military historian's original of 1926--under the title Greater Than Napoleon--with a new foreword by Michael Grant.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Scipio Africanus (236–183 B.C.) was one of the most exciting and dynamic leaders in history. As commander he never lost a battle. Yet it is his adversary, Hannibal, who has lived on in the public memo"

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 281).

About the Author

Captain Basil Henry Liddell Hart (1895–1970) was one of the foremost military theorists of our time. His many books include Scipio Africanus, Lawrence of Arabia, The Rommel Papers, and Sherman (all available from Da Capo Press/ Perseus Books Group).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306805837
Foreword:
Grant, Michael
Author:
Liddell Hart, Basil Henry
Author:
Hart, B. H. Liddell
Author:
Grant, Michael
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Consuls
Subject:
Consuls, Roman -- Biography.
Subject:
Consuls, Roman.
Subject:
Punic War,
Subject:
Ancient - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no.247
Publication Date:
19940821
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
8.50 x 5.38 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Ancient Rome

Scipio Africanus: Greater Than Napoleon
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"Scipio Africanus (236–183 B.C.) was one of the most exciting and dynamic leaders in history. As commander he never lost a battle. Yet it is his adversary, Hannibal, who has lived on in the public memo"

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