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Greco-Persian wars: the battles that shaped the west

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Thermopylae: The Battle for the West
Thermopylae: The Battle for the West
"Bradford wrote a great account for such a great and influencial battle. He gives a lot of information about the last moments of Leonidas, a lot of it is so impressive. Very vivid writing."
The Greco-Persian Wars
The Greco-Persian Wars
"Dr Green attempts a deeper understanding on the true aims and motives of Xerxes. This is a very objective book and it also includes estimations about the size of armies and the casualties."
The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece - and Western Civilization
The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece - and Western Civilization
"Salamis, the battle of the people. Barry Strauss's explains who fought at Salamis and why. Common people from the lowest class served us all by fighting for  freedom."
The Greek Wars: The Failure of Persia
The Greek Wars: The Failure of Persia
"Another in depth explanation of the strategies of the two camps and the failure of Persia to conquer Greece and invade the West."
History of the Persian Empire (Phoenix Books)
History of the Persian Empire (Phoenix Books)
"An interesting book about the Persian empire."
The Histories (Oxford World's Classics)
The Histories (Oxford World's Classics)
"Learn history directly from the source! Actually from the father of history."
Greek Lives (Oxford World's Classics)
Greek Lives (Oxford World's Classics)
"Plutarch's biographies are so popular throughout  the centuries, the author lived in one of the best periods in history concerning creativity and freedom. His writing is modern and absorbing."
The Spartans: An Epic History
The Spartans: An Epic History
"Cartledge is an expert in early Sparta. We get an idea from this book about who the Spartans were and why they created Thermopylae. Nobody else could do that."