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GHOST ON THE THRONE: THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND THE WAR FOR CROWN AND EMPIRE.

by Romm, James.

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2012
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9780307271648
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. 341 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "The story of Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire is known to many readers, but the dramatic and consequential saga of the empire's collapse remains virtually untold. It is a tale of loss that begins with the greatest loss of all, the death of the Macedonian… Read more
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THE POISON KING: THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF MITHRADATES, ROME'S DEADLIEST ENEMY.

by Mayor, Adrienne.

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Published
2010
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Second Printing
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9780691126838
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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. 448 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions & maps, color plates. "Claiming Alexander the Great and Darius of Persia as ancestors, Mithradates inherited a wealthy Black Sea kingdom at age fourteen after his mother poisoned his father. He fled into exile and returned in triumph to become a ruler of superb intelligence and… Read more
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THE FIRST CLASH: THE MIRACULOUS GREEK VICTORY AT MARATHON AND ITS IMPACT ON WESTERN CIVILIZATION.

by Lacey, Jim.

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Published
2011
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Second Printing
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9780553807349
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New York: Bantam, 2011. 233 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps. "(R)eveals why the battle happened, how it was fought, and whether, in fact, it saved Western civilization. Lacy brilliantly reconstructs the world of the fifth century B.C. leading up to the astonishing military defeat of the Persian Empire by the vastly outnumbered but determined Greek defenders. He shows… Read more
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ON THE SPARTACUS ROAD: A SPECTACULAR JOURNEY THROUGH ANCIENT ITALY.

by Stothard, Peter.

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Published
2010
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Very Good
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9780007340781
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London: HarperPress, 2010. 353 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "In the final century of the first Roman Republic an army of slaves brought a peculiar terror to the people of Italy. Its leaders were gladiators. Its purpose was incomprehensible. Its success was something no one before had ever known. The Spartacus Road is the route along… Read more
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ARRAN OF THE BENS, THE GLENS & THE BRAVE.

by MacBride, Mackenzie.

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Published
1911
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London / Edinburgh: T.N. Foulis, 1911. ix, 231 pp + (4) pp publisher's advertising, 8" H - green cloth (faded to brown on spine) with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed (some interior pages as yet unopened). 16 colour plates, including frontispiece (all present), tipped in with caption-bearing tissue guards - illustrations… Read more
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THE LADY QUEEN: THE NOTORIOUS REIGN OF JOANNA I, QUEEN OF NAPLES, JERUSALEM AND SICILY.

by Goldstone, Nancy.

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Published
2009
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Very Good+
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First Edition
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9780802716705
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New York: Walker, 2009. 365 pp, 9 1/2" H. Colour plates, b&w maps, genealogical charts. "Amid intrique, betrayal, and conspiracy, Joanna I of Sicily became the only female monarch of her day to rule in her own name, and one of the most courageous women in history. Married for political advantage at the age of seven to her six-year-old… Read more
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THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE MONGOL QUEENS: HOW THE DAUGHTERS OF GENGHIS KHAN RESCUED HIS EMPIRE.

by Weatherford, Jack.

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Published
2010
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780307407153
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New York: Crown, 2010. 317 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w map, family trees, drawings. "The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the greatest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut a section from 'The Secret History of the Mongols', leaving a single tantalizing quote from Genghis Khan: 'Let… Read more
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AUGUSTUS.

by Buchan, John.

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Published
1937
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First Edition
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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1937. 356 pp, 9 1/8" H. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt illustration on front board, top edge gilt. Four b&w plates, including frontispiece plus fold-out "Household of Augustus" and fold-out map in black/white/red - all present. Biography of the Roman emperor, Augustus. Contents: Octavius (Winter at Apollonia / The… Read more
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THE ROMAN EMPIRE.

by Wells, Colin.

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Published
1992
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Second Edition, Updated.
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Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1992. 366 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps/plans. "In this updated edition of his classic work, Colin Wells offers a vivid, sweeping history of the Roman Empire from 44 B.C. to A.D. 235. He has three aims: to describe what was happening in the central administration and in the entourage of the… Read more
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HARDIAN'S WALL IN THE DAYS OF THE ROMANS.

by Graham, Frank.

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Published
1984
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9780859831772
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Newcastle upon Tyne : Frank Graham, 1984. 320 pp, 9 5/8" H. "With well over 400 illustrations, 71 of them in colour, this book describes what the Roman Wall was like when in use. It tells us about the soldiers who built and garrisoned it and the civilians who lived in the towns and villages scattered along its length.… Read more
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THE PHILOSOPHER AND THE DRUIDS: A JOURNEY AMONG THE ANCIENT CELTS.

by Freeman, Philip.

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Published
2006
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First Edition
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006. 221 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w maps, photographs. "Early in the first century B.C. a Greek philosopher named Posidonius began an ambitious and dangerous journey into the little-known land of the Celts. A man of great intellectual curiosity and considerable daring, (he) traveled from his home on the island of Rhodes to… Read more
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JOAN OF ARC: THE WARRIOR MAID.

by Madison, Lucy Foster.

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Published
1929
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Philadelphia: Penn Publishing, 1929. 389 pp, 9 5/8" H. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, gilt borders and colour pastedown illustration on front board. 8 colour plates, including tissue-covered frontispiece. Written for the young reader. Contents: A Children's Festival; The Knight's Story; The Waves of War Reach Domremy; The Aftermath; Jeanne's Vision; Jeanne's Harsh… Read more
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SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (L'ACUTO). STORY OF A CONDOTTIERE.

by Temple-leader, John & Marcotti, Giuseppe. Translated from the Italian by Leader Scott.

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Published
1889
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Good
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Limited Edition
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London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1889. 370 pp, 11 1/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, gilt decoration on front and rear boards, top edge gilt. No. 302 of "Four hundred copies for the Public" - an additional "one hundred reserved for presentation to the Public Libraries, the Press, and Friends". Tissue-covered… Read more
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CHARIOT: THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE.

by Cotterell, Arthur.

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Published
2004
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Fine
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First Edition
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9780712669429
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London: Pimlico, 2004. 344 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. First in West Asia and Egypt, then in India and China, charioteers came to dominate the battlefield. In 1274 B.C. at Kadesh in present-day Syria - where the untried pharoah Ramesses II was nearly defeated by the Hittites… Read more
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ARMIES AND WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE AGES: THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE.

by Prestwich, Michael.

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Published
1996
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First Edition
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9780300064520
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New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996. 396 pp, 10" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, maps. "(R)e-creates the real experience of medieval warfare, examining how men of all ranks of society were recruited, how troops were fed, supplied and deployed, the development of new weapons, and the structures of military command. (The author) challenges many common assumptions… Read more
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THE BLESSED TRADE.

by Ward, Marjorie.

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Published
1971
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First Edition
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London: Michael Joseph, 1971. 300 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w drawings, map endpapers. "(T)he story of the British soldier in the age of fighting as a profession, from Anglo-Saxon times to the French Revolution. It is not the history of campaigns and regiments but of the men who went to war: their story told in their… Read more
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PETER THE GREAT: EMPEROR OF ALL RUSSIA.

by Grey, Ian.

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Published
1960
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Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1960. 505 pp, 8 1/2" H. "The first modern Russian was Peter the Great. In this enthralling biography of that remarkable, revolutionary ruler, Ian Grey paints a superbly illuminating portrait - clean, clear, objective, without malice or sentimentality. Here we have, life-size, not only the great Tsar, but the man who fell in love… Read more
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BEYOND THE MYTH: THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC.

by Brooks, Polly Schoyer.

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Published
1990
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First Edition
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New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1990. 176 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Signed by author on half title page. "Inspired by her love for France, by her determination to see the rightful king rule, and especially by her private visions and voices, Joan (of Arc) overcame the doubts of everyone from her parents to the king himself.… Read more
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BRASSEY'S BOOK OF THE CRUSADES.

by Miller, David.

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Published
2001
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Very Good+
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First American Edition
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9781574882926
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Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 2001. 128 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The crusades, of which there were several, conducted by many forcees from different nations, were ultimately unsuccessful, the last crusaders being forced out of the Holy Land in 1291. However, as this fascinating history shows, they did serve to advance many military concepts. Notable among these were the… Read more
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THE HELLENISTIC AGE: A HISTORY.

by Green, Peter.

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Published
2007
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1st Printing
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9789780679644
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New York: Modern Library, 2007. 199 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w maps, genealogies. "The Hellenistic era witnessed the overlap of antiquity's two great Western civilizations, the Greek and the Roman. This was the epoch of Alexander's vast expansion of the Greco-Macedonian world, the rise and fall of his successors' major dynasties in Egypt and Asia, and,… Read more
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