[Hannibal] Kindle Å Patrick N. Hunt

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Review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Patrick N. Hunt Patrick N. Hunt Õ 2 Download Hannibal Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free R Hannibal fought against Rome He is famed for leading Carthage’s army across north Africa into Spain along the Mediterranean coast and then crossing the Alps with his army and war elephants Hannibal won victories in northern Italy by outmaneuvering his Roman adversaries and defeated a larger Roman army at the battle of Cannae in 216 BC Unable to force Rome to capitulate he was eventually forced to leave Italy and return to Carthage when a savvy Roman general named Scipio invaded north Africa Hannibal and Scipio fought an epic battle at Zama which Hannibal lost The terms of surrender were harsh and. Hannibal was the first general to defeat the forces of Rome and Hunt is the man ualified to tell us about it I read my copy free and early thanks to Net Galley and Simon and Schuster This book becomes available to the public July 11 2017Early history has never been my area of concentration but since retirement I push myself out of my usual comfort zone often to excellent result This time it proved to be a mixed blessing On the one hand Hunt is unuestionably ualified to discuss this topic He is an historian of renown and has dedicated years to the study of Hannibal even embarking on an expedition across the Alps in order to see what Hannibal experienced or the closest proximity to it in modern times On the other hand I confess I was in it for two things military strategy and history which does interest me and of course the elephants Imagine riding into battle on the back of an elephant Not only is an elephant massive it is also impervious to most of the weaponry available at this time Spears and javelins would just bounce off its hide War elephants had their tusks sharpened and being charged by such a force had to be terrifying And in reading this history it occurred to me that Hannibal s men would have been bemused indeed if they had known that elephants would be regarded by many of us in future days with great sentimentality They would never have believed the elephant might become endangered Who could kill elephants But these are my musings not Hunt s Hunt is meticulous in demonstrating what Hannibal did and why he did it He starts with his family background in particular that he was the son of the great general Hamilcar who took him to a temple made him stand at the altar where the live sacrifice had been made and swear lifelong hatred of Rome whose government and military made war against Carthage and caused a lot of suffering Hunt carefully separates what actually happened from what probably happened from what maybe happened but the speculative language may have would have almost certainly slows me down because each time the narrative picks up and I immerse myself in the text I see the modifiers and draw back I go back and reread in order to find out what is actually known mentally removing all of the guesses and educated guesses and then I am left with what is known And although I appreciate that there are not vast treasure troves of primary documents sitting around for Hunt to access given the antiuity of the subject I wish there were some way to read only the known facts At the 70% mark I became frustrated and bailed Hunt uotes often from Livy and Polybius both of whom I read many years ago as an undergraduate and which still grace my shelves My initial impression was that it might be useful to go dig up those books reread them and give this one a miss However what Hunt does is sift through their information and provide an analysis that is deeper and objective than theirs Livy was after all a Roman he is renowned as a scholar but not necessarily objective And so those that have a serious interest in the history of Northern Africa andor Southern Europe or an interest in military history can count this as a strong title to add to their historical libraries To put it another way what it lacks in terms of easy flowing narrative it makes up for in accuracy and analysis Recommended to those that have a serious interest in world history or military history

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Review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Patrick N. Hunt Patrick N. Hunt Õ 2 Download Hannibal Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Many Carthaginians blamed Hannibal eventually forcing him into exile until his deathTo this day Hannibal is still regarded as a military genius Napoleon George Patton and Norman Schwarzkopf Jr are only some of the generals who studied and admired him His strategy and tactics are still taught in military academies He is one of the figures of the ancient world whose life and exploits never fail to impress Historian Patrick N Hunt has led archeological expeditions in the Alps and elsewhere to study Hannibal’s exploits Now he brings Hannibal’s incredible story to life in this riveting and dramatic boo. A fantastic read for anyone interested in history Hannibal and the Punic Wars I particularly enjoyed the attention to detail regarding topography the numbers and background of the troops involved in various campaigns and the overarching social history as Punic and Roman civilizations clashed throughout the narrative This book does an excellent job of peeling back some of the hidden layers on Hannibal himself a truly enigmatic character who would ve stood out as an extraordinary individual in any era The author s use of sources such as Polybius and Livy is particularly fascinating when used in conjunction with known facts from the actual battle sites such as the terrain and climate conditions I would strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in ancient history or someone who simply loves a good factual story that is well told Drunken Fireworks campaigns and the overarching social history as Punic and Roman Angels Flight civilizations Murder in Shadow New Scotland YardDoyle and Acton #6 clashed throughout the narrative This book does an excellent job of peeling back some of the hidden layers on Hannibal himself a truly enigmatic Trainspotting character who would ve stood out as an extraordinary individual in any era The author s use of sources such as Polybius and Livy is particularly fascinating when used in Al Jazeera The Inside Story of the Arab News Channel That is Challenging the West conjunction with known facts from the actual battle sites such as the terrain and Une ténébreuse affaire climate Der KlientDer Regenmacher conditions I would strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in ancient history or someone who simply loves a good factual story that is well told

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Review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Patrick N. Hunt Patrick N. Hunt Õ 2 Download Hannibal Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free One of the greatest commanders of the ancient world brought vividly to life Hannibal the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps with his war elephants and brought Rome to its kneesHannibal Barca of Carthage born 247 BC was one of the great generals of the ancient world His father Hamilcar was also a great strategist and master tactician who imposed Carthaginian rule over much of present day Spain After Hamilcar led the Carthaginian forces against Rome in the First Punic War Hannibal followed in his father’s footsteps leading Carthage in the Second Punic WarFrom the time he was a teenage. If you want to know about Hannibal Barca this is a good place to start Patrick Hunt tells the story in accessible prose As an archeologist he is able to fill in some blanks of a scant paper trail from his visits to the landmark sites Hunt gives a sketch and perhaps that is all that can be gathered Hannibal was raised in the military life with his father Hamilcar Carthage s leading general He experienced loss when his father drowned in battle At age 26 when his brother in law lost his life in warfare Hannibal took the reins of Carthage s armyHannibal used clever techniues such as stampeding cattle with wreaths of tinder fires in their horns and neutralizing the Italian peninsula by not making soldiers of the defeated armies prisoners but sending them home to tell everyone that his battle was with Rome and not with them He wisely used the gold he has extracted from SpainThe uestion of how Hannibal got over and down the Alps with maybe 30 elephants was not answered Instead two new uestions emerged One is that Hunt says elephants need 100 pounds of food a day and my impression is that the trek would have many days above the timber line where there would be scant grazing Another is that Hannibal is carrying a lot of silver Are the elephants hauling this load If so there is a greater need to keep the elephants on an unnatural for them course and the logistics of marching the elephants had to dominate the trek The elephants are not much mentioned and are almost forgotten until they emerge in the Battle of Metarus where they are uncontrollable and do damage to both sidesWith war there is politics There is the backdrop of politics of the Genrousia Carthage s ruling body which is mercantile in orientation and gives both Hamilcar and Hannibal lukewarm support There is an interesting twist of history in the diplomatic missions of Rome and Carthage to Syphax King of the Massaesylians which includes the sad fate of Soponisba whom the Romans considered a spoil of warAs I finished the book I reflected Did Hunt mention a wife There was a mention of a mistress when his military situation became constrained Maybe he mentioned a wife somewhere maybe children The one personal thing you learn about Hannibal is his promise to his father made in a solemn vow to always hate Rome From this it is clear that Hannibal despite losing a war was a great tactician You can see why his leadership has been studied and respected by generals even into the modern age Hunt lays out the basic themes and uestions regarding Carthage s loss Why didn t Hannibal take on Rome when he was at his strongest How much responsibility for Hannibal s failure should be placed on the Genrousia What if Hannibal never acted on his youthful oath and never crossed the AlpsThis is a good introduction to this phase of the Punic Wars


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    Read Hannibal Patrick N. Hunt Õ 2 Download [Hannibal] Kindle Å Patrick N. Hunt The thing about biographies of people in ancient times is that unless it's a translation thus second hand anything we read now is going to be third maybe fourth hand if the ancient source is relying on other sources With that as a given I still think it worthwhile to read books such as Hunt's since I don't know Greek or LatinIt's especially worthwhile when the author as Hunt does tries to find all the sources comparin

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    [Hannibal] Kindle Å Patrick N. Hunt Patrick N. Hunt Õ 2 Download Review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Patrick N. Hunt If you want to know about Hannibal Barca this is a good place to start Patrick Hunt tells the story in accessible prose As an archeologist he is able to fill in some blanks of a scant paper trail from his visits to the landmark sites Hunt gives a sketch and perhaps that is all that can be gathered Hannibal was raised in the military life with his father Hamilcar Carthage’s leading general He experienced loss when his father drowned in b

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    [Hannibal] Kindle Å Patrick N. Hunt Hannibal by Patrick N Hunt is an account of the Second Punic War from the perspective of Hannibal as well as a brief biography of the great General's early life Hannibal was born in the Barca family a clan of Carthaginian

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    [Hannibal] Kindle Å Patrick N. Hunt A solid but unspectacular entry into the literature that documents Hannibal's life The prose is good and Hunt has some skill as a storyteller who can engage There's just nothing really outstanding or original here

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    Review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Patrick N. Hunt [Hannibal] Kindle Å Patrick N. Hunt Hannibal was the first general to defeat the forces of Rome and Hunt is the man ualified to tell us about it I read my copy free and early thanks to Net Galley and Simon and Schuster This book becomes available to

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    [Hannibal] Kindle Å Patrick N. Hunt RTC what a great book I really need to catch up on my reviews ;

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    [Hannibal] Kindle Å Patrick N. Hunt Review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Patrick N. Hunt Read Hannibal A fantastic read for anyone interested in history Hannibal and the Punic Wars I particularly enjoyed the attention to detail regard

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    Review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Patrick N. Hunt Patrick N. Hunt Õ 2 Download Read Hannibal This is a good history for people who don't know a lot about the topic already I feel I can say this from a position of authority because when I started this book my knowledge began and ended with the fact that this was that guy who

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    [Hannibal] Kindle Å Patrick N. Hunt Patrick N. Hunt Õ 2 Download Review Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Patrick N. Hunt Awesome book if Hannibal is your thing I found the writing style to be easy to read yet not dumbed down so far that it becomes uncreditable In truth I enjoyed it History fills me with joy

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    [Hannibal] Kindle Å Patrick N. Hunt Hannibal Barca is regarded as one of the great military commanders of the Western world a status which is a little surprising considering that he never actually defeated his great opponent Rome in a war Part of this honor is undoubtedly due to his success in battle as in a succession of victories his outnumbered forces defeated the

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  • Hardcover
  • 362
  • Hannibal
  • Patrick N. Hunt
  • English
  • 04 March 2018
  • 9781439102176