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The First Clash: The Miraculous Greek Victory at Marathon and Its Impact on Western Civilization

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A scholarly chronicle of a pivotal fifth-century military campaign describes how Persian invaders were defeated by Greek defenders in the Battle of Marathon, in an account that reveals how an alternate outcome would have posed formidable historical consequences to western civilization.

About the Author

Jim Lacey was an active-duty military officer for twelve years in the 82nd Airborne Division and the 101st Airborne Division. Lacey is currently a professor of strategy, war, and policy at the Marine War College, and an adjunct professor in the Johns Hopkins National Security Program. He also works as a consultant on a number of projects for the United States military. Lacey has written for several publications, including the New York Post and The New York Sun, appears regularly in Military History magazine, and was an embedded journalist for Time magazine during the invasion of Iraq.

Table of Contents

An empire made in war — An empire rises — Looking to the West — Empire at last — The rise of Darius — Trial by fire — The might of Persia — The rise of Greece — The rise of Athens — A state created for war — Sparta vs. Athens — Preliminary moves — Persia returns to war — Ionia revolts — Sparta saves Greece — Ways of war — Giant vs. Lilliputian — Persian warfare — Hoplite warfare — The Western way of war — Battle — The Persians sail — The Plain of Marathon — The day before — Battle — The great debates.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553908121
Subtitle:
The Miraculous Greek Victory at Marathon and Its Impact on Western Civilization
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Lacey, Jim
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Publication Date:
20110329
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

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History and Social Science » World History » Ancient History
History and Social Science » World History » Ancient Near East
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