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In The Name of Rome!,
This review is from: In the Name of Rome: The Men Who Won the Roman Empire (Phoenix Press) (Paperback)
This is an excellent book that gives you a complete overview of the Roman Empire detailing the generals who commanded the legions from Scipio Africanus to Caesar. It gives information about specific battles, where they occurred, the landscape, geography and how these charasmatic men won them and why.
Additionally it gives you information about the people they fought such as Hannibal and the campaigns against him. If you are interested in Roman history then you are sure to enjoy this book thats written in a way that helps make learning history easy (its not suffy academic stuff) and goes to the sixth century!
As History Today says its, Here is a highly readable compedium of military experience; Goldsworthy knows his material inside out. It's a great book packed with all kinds of useful information!