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Traces the massive defeat of the huge but inexperienced Roman army by Hannibal's forces in Cannae, Italy, interpreting the larger course of the Second Punic War and the often... Read more
Traces the massive defeat of the huge but inexperienced Roman army by Hannibal's forces in Cannae, Italy, interpreting the larger course of the Second Punic War and the often disastrous ways in which the battle has been imitated throughout history.
The Ghosts of Cannae Paperback edition by Senior Analyst Robert L O'Connell
Robert L. O'Connell has worked as a senior analyst at the National Ground Intelligence Center, as a contributing editor to MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, and most recently as a visiting professor at the Naval Postgraduate School. He is the author of Of Arms and Men: A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression; Sacred Vessels: The Cult of the Battleship and the Rise of the U.S. Navy; Ride of the Second Horseman: The Birth and Death of War; Soul of the Sword: An Illustrated History of Weaponry and Warfare from Prehistory to the Present; and the novel Fast Eddie.
A dramatic account of the violent ancient battle traces the massive defeat of the huge but inexperienced Roman army by Hannibal's forces, interpreting the larger course of the Second Punic War and the often-disastrous ways in which the battle has been imitated throughout history.
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