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Germanicus: The Magnificent Life and Mysterious Death of Rome's Most Popular General by [Lindsay Powell, Philip Matyszak]

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LINDSAY POWELL writes for Ancient Warfare magazine and his articles have also appeared in Military Heritage and Strategy and Tactics. He is author of the highly acclaimed Marcus Agrippa: Right-Hand Man of Caesar Augustus, Germanicus: The Magnificent Life and Mysterious Death of Rome's Most Popular General and Eager for Glory: The Untold Story of Drusus the Elder, Conqueror of Germania, all published by Pen & Sword Books. His appearances include BBC Radio, British Forces Broadcasting Service and History Channel. He divides his time between Austin, Texas and Wokingham, England. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.


"A modern, impartial study of the life of Germanicus is not only timely but overdue. For, apart from the enduring mystery of his death, Germanicus did come as close as anyone in the attempt to re-establish Roman rule from the Rhine to the Elbe. Had he succeeded, the history of the Roman Empire - and therefore of subsequent ages - would have been greatly different. It is worth examining how and why the attempt failed, and learning more about the man who made it." -- Philip Matyszak, author of The Sons of Caesar and Legionary: The Roman Soldier's Handbook "Biographies of Germanicus Caesar - arguably one of Rome's finest generals - are few and far between, sadly. When one is published, therefore, it gives cause for celebration - particularly when it's as good as the volume penned by Lindsay Powell. Meticulously researched, absorbing and well written, this is no dusty, academic tome, but a 'must have' text for any reader with an interest in Rome. Powell knows his subject matter inside out, and is to be highly commended on a most welcome addition to the biographies of Rome's most famous sons." -- Ben Kane, The Forgotten Legion Chronicles and Spartacus series. "GERMANICUS brings the reader face to bloody face with serious history and tells the story of a Roman emperor that might have been - principled, courageous and, above all else, sane! Excellent fare, and highly recommended." -- Anthony Riches, Empire series. "I particularly like Powell's narrative style. It is extremely readable, providing an educational narrative on a fascinating period of history. ... Powell has done an exemplary job of shedding light upon the character and accomplishments of this noteworthy Roman. I strongly recommend this book" -- Major Chris Buckham, Ancient Warfare, issue VIII.4 (September 2014). --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • Publisher : Pen & Sword Military; Reprint edition (25 September 2013)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 42926 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
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  • Print length : 540 pages
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