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    DescriptionHannibal's battle plan at Cannae became the mother of all great battle strategies--the first battle of encirclement that has been imitated (often to disastrous effect) endlessly over the past two thousand years. In this brilliant, long-overdue, and beautifully written account, Robert L. O'Connell gives listeners an epic account of one of the most dramatic battles of antiquity. "The Ghosts of Cannae" is at once a book about a specific battle (the massive defeat of a huge but inexperienced Roman army in southern Italy by Hannibal in 216 BC) but also an interpretation of the larger course of the Second Punic War, as well as an assessment of the historical impact of Rome's storied rivalry with Carthage. What ties the book together is the fate of the survivors, their treatment by the authorities in Rome, and ultimately their vindication nearly two decades later, when they defeated Hannibal at the decisive battle of Zama in North Africa. With an unforgettable cast of heroes and villains, "The Ghosts of Cannae" is history at its finest.


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    Title
    The Ghosts of Cannae
    Subtitle
    Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert L. O'Connell, Narrator Alan Sklar
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 166 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400117222
    ISBN 10: 1400117224
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 520
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    DC22: 937.02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS001030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS020000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55590
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    DC22: 937.04, 937/.04
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DG247.3 .O25 2010B
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHD, NHC
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    20 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Robert L. O'Connell worked as senior analyst at the U.S. Army Intelligence Agency's Foreign Science and Technology Center and is the author of "Of Arms and Men: A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression." Alan Sklar is the winner of several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and a multiple finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award. Named a Best Voice of 2009 by "AudioFile" magazine, his work has twice earned him a Booklist Editors' Choice Award, a "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Award, and Audiobook of the Year by "ForeWord" magazine.
    Review quote
    "The distinctive edge of The Ghosts of Cannae is Robert L. O'Connell's consistently professional instinct for the behavior of men and units on the battlefield." ---New York Times