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4.0 out of 5 stars A Pretty Decent Account, 29 July 2011
This review is from: Eager for Glory: The Untold Story of Drusus the Elder, Conqueror of Germania (Hardcover)
This book had so much potential considering the subject matter, the first recent biography of Drusus the Elder, however I was disappointed to find that the editor or publisher had let the author down. Lindsay Powell has a love for the Roman period and he has put his heart into this book providing the reader with as much detail as he could squeeze into the narrative.

What spoilt my reading pleasure was that nearly all the plate numbers that the author referred to in his text did not match the plate numbers in the photograph section and in one case he refers to a plate that didn't even exist in the book. So when the author referred to the Elbe River the corresponding plate number in the photograph section depicted a Roman coin and vice versa, such a simple thing that could have been corrected by an editor was missed and spoilt the book.

The narrative ran to 143 pages in a 234 page book, the rest was made up of lots of great and interesting information including Gazetteer (places to visit and what to see), Glossary, place names, ancient sources, notes and bibliography.
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