Persian Fire

The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
Product Number: EB00148172
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307386984
Publisher: Anchor
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A "fresh...thrilling" (The Guardian) account of the Graeco-Persian Wars. In the fifth century B.C., a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The terrorist states were Athens and Sparta, eccentric cities in a poor and mountainous backwater: Greece. The story of how their citizens took on the Great King of Persia, and thereby saved not only themselves but Western civilization as well, is as heart-stopping and fateful as any episode in history. Tom Holland's brilliant study of these critical Persian Wars skillfully examines a conflict of critical importance to both ancient and modern history.

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Author(s): Tom Holland
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jun 12, 2007

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Author(s): Tom Holland
Narrator(s): Michael Page
Genre: History
Product Number DD26411
Released: Jul 20, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515906216
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Author(s): Tom Holland
Narrator(s): Michael Page
Genre: History
Product Number Z100117553
Released: Jul 20, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515926214

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