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    DescriptionWhen he left his Spanish base one spring day in 218 B.C. with his 100,000-man army of mercenaries, officers, and elephants, Hannibal was launching not just the main offensive of the Second Punic War but also one of the great military journeys in ancient history. His masterful advance through rough terrain and fierce Celtic tribes proved his worth as a leader, but it was his extraordinary passage through the Alps--still considered treacherous even by modern climbers--that made him a legend. John Prevas combines rigorous research of ancient sources with his own excursions through the icy peaks to bring to life this awesome trek, solving the centuries-old question of Hannibal's exact route and shedding fresh light on the cultures of Rome and Carthage along the way. Here is the finest kind of history, sure to appeal to readers of Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire: alive with grand strategy, the clash of empires, fabulous courage, and the towering figure of Hannibal Barca.


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    Title
    Hannibal Crosses the Alps
    Subtitle
    The Invasion of Italy and the Punic Wars
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Prevas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 371 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780306810701
    ISBN 10: 0306810700
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 937/.04
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR, 1DST
    DC22: 937.04092
    DC21: 937.04092
    LC classification: DG247.2 .P74 2001
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Thema V1.0: JW, NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    8pp b&w photographs, 4 maps
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Da Capo Press Inc
    Publication date
    16 September 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, MA
    Author Information
    John Prevas, writer and adventurer, holds degrees in history, political science, psychology, and forensics and has taught the classics for the last fifteen years. He is the author of Hannibal Crosses the Alps and Xenophon's March. He lives in Florida.