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Hannibal Crosses the Alps

The Enigma Re-examined

By (author) John Prevas
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Imprint: Spellmount Publishers Ltd
Published: 20th Apr 1998
Dimensions: w 156mm h 234mm
ISBN-10: 1873376936
ISBN-13: 9781873376935
Barcode No: 9781873376935
Synopsis
This book reveals the precise route Hannibal took across the Alps and describes the 2nd Punic War when C arthage took on and defeated the might of Rome.

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Kirkus UK
Hannibal's magnificent feat in taking an army, complete with elephants, across the Alps in winter to surprise the Romans has fascinated people since ancient times. This account considers the controversy about the route the Carthaginians took, and offers a convincing solution. Old theories and new detective work are interwoven with a vivid tale of human ingenuity and endeavour. Colour photographs of snow-covered paths and passes emphasize just how bleak conditions must have been on this desperate expedition in which many lives were lost and which, ultimately, was all for nothing. (Kirkus UK)