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Hannibal

Author : Thomas Harris
ISBN : 0099532948
Genre : Fugitives from justice
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Seven years have passed since Dr Hannibal Lecter escaped from custody... Seven years since FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling interviewed him in a maximum security hospital for the criminally insane. The doctor is still at large, but Starling has never forgotten her encounters with Dr Lecter, and the metallic rasp of his seldom-used voice still sounds in her dreams... 'Quite simply a compelling and brilliant thriller' Mirror 'Addictive on every level' Express 'Better than Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs' Stephen King

Hannibal

Author : Richard A. Gabriel
ISBN : 9781597977661
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Romans' destruction of Carthage after the Third Punic War erased any Carthaginian historical record of Hannibal's life. What we know of him comes exclusively from Roman historians who had every interest in minimizing his success, exaggerating his failures, and disparaging his character. The charges leveled against Hannibal include greed, cruelty and atrocity, sexual indulgence, and even cannibalism. But even these sources were forced to grudgingly admit to Hannibal's military genius, if only to make their eventual victory over him appear greater. Yet there is no doubt that Hannibal was the greatest Carthaginian general of the Second Punic War. When he did not defeat them outright, he fought to a standstill the best generals Rome produced, and he sustained his army in the field for sixteen long years without mutiny or desertion. Hannibal was a first-rate tactician, only a somewhat lesser strategist, and the greatest enemy Rome ever faced. When he at last met defeat at the hands of the Roman general Scipio, it was against an experienced officer who had to strengthen and reconfigure the Roman legion and invent mobile tactics in order to succeed. Even so, Scipio's victory at Zama was against an army that was a shadow of its former self. The battle could easily have gone the other way. If it had, the history of the West would have been changed in ways that can only be imagined. Richard A. Gabriel's brilliant new biography shows how Hannibal's genius nearly unseated the Roman Empire.

Hannibal

Author : Patrick N Hunt
ISBN : 9781439102176
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the greatest commanders of the ancient world brought vividly to life: Hannibal, the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps with his war elephants and brought Rome to its knees. Hannibal Barca of Carthage, born 247 BC, was one of the great generals of the ancient world. Historian Patrick N. Hunt has led archeological expeditions in the Alps and elsewhere to study Hannibal's achievements. Now he brings Hannibal's incredible story to life in this book

Hannibal Missouri

Author : Steve Chou
ISBN : 0738520187
Genre : History
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Hannibal, Missouri, founded in 1819 on the Mississippi River, has come a long way from its humble beginnings when it was home to only 30 residents. During the late 1800s, millions of feet of lumber were processed in its mills. By 1905, Hannibal had become a major rail hub, with over 50 passenger trains arriving daily. Today, Hannibal honors the memory of its most famous citizen, Mark Twain, and thrives on the legacy of the everyday people who built this idyllic river town. With over 200 historic photographs, Bluff City Memories explores the town that Twain made famous. These images recall festivals, floods, fires, and buildings that are now long gone. They also document events such as President Theodore Roosevelt's speech to a crowd at Union Station in 1903, and the aftermath of a shootout involving 1930s desperado John Dillinger.

Hannibal

Author : Theodore Ayrault Dodge
ISBN : 9781623580056
Genre : History
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Hannibal

Author : Ernle Bradford
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Genre : History
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A brilliant general who was determined to expand the empire of Carthage by defeating his foes in Europe, Hannibal gave the Romans a taxing test before he was eventually overcome. Assisted by his brother Hasdrubal, Hannibal rose to command the people of Carthage in 221 BC. Drawing on the accounts of Livy and Polybius, Ernle Bradford documents the Punic War between Carthage and Rome. After gaining support of the Gauls he and famously made his way over the Alps with 37 elephants and attacked Italy, winning important battles at Trebia, Lake Trasimene and Cannae, where the Roman forces lost over 50,000 men. His attacks on Rome led to much strife around the Roman world, as Hannibal had dared to upset the natural order. He was finally defeated in Africa at Zama by Scipio Africanus, who had learned how to beat Hannibal from his opponent’s own military organisation. Years after his tyranny, Roman children would be scared into submission by their mothers warning them that ‘Hannibal ad portum’, ‘Hannibal is at the gates!’. It is testament to the determination and power of Rome that they were able to defend themselves against Hannibal; afterwards they flourished for two centuries without as stern a test. Two thousand years on, Hannibal stands as one of the greatest generals in the history of warfare. His tactics on the field of battle are still subjects of study in today’s military academies. Ernle Bradford has given us a complete biography, exploring the strategies of his greatest triumphs and showing us Hannibal the soldier, the general, the statesman and the private man. Within his portrait stands the memory of a charismatic leader whose actions, two centuries after he marched through Europe and dared to take on the Roman Empire, still resonate in a world of drone warfare.

Hannibal

Author : Clifford W. Mills
ISBN : 9780791095805
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the life and exploits of the general who waged war against Rome.

Hannibal S War

Author : Livy
ISBN : 9780191623301
Genre : History
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'You know how to win a battle, Hannibal; you do not know how to use the victory!' Livy's great history of Rome contains, in Books 21 to 30, the definitive ancient account of Hannibal's invasion of Italy in 218 BC, and the war he fought with the Romans over the following sixteen years. Livy describes the bloody siege of the Spanish city of Saguntum, Rome's ally, which sparked the war, and the Carthaginian leader's famous march with elephants over the Alps into Italy. Livy's gripping story-telling vividly conveys the drama of the great battles, the disastrous encounters at Trasimene and Cannae, and the final confrontation between Hannibal and the youthful Scipio Africanus. Individuals as well as events are brought powerfully to life, as the long course of the Second Punic War unfolds. This new translation captures the brilliance of Livy's style, and is accompanied by a fascinating introduction and notes. The complete Livy in English, available in five volumes from Oxford World's Classics. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Hannibal

Author : Steve Chou
ISBN : 0738532436
Genre : History
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Hannibal, Missouri, on the banks of the Mississippi River, prides itself as "America's Hometown." This book is a photo journey through Hannibal's postwar years as captured through the lens of Otis Howell, news photographer for the Hannibal Courier-Post. The years between the end of World War II and Vietnam were exciting and nostalgic ones. They were the days of Elvis, Howdy Doody, "I Like Ike," Desotos, and Sputnik. In Hannibal, Bud's Golden Cream was a popular spot and people shopped at Silverburg's and Kresge's. A special treat was a Saturday matinee at the Rialto or the Star. KHMO's "Man on the Street" was a regular fixture at Broadway and Main. Hannibal: The Otis Howell Collection recalls people and places from the events of that time through over 220 rare images. Many of these photos have not been seen since they first appeared on the pages of the Hannibal Courier-Post decades ago.

Hannibal

Author : John Nichol
ISBN : NYPL:33433074928106
Genre : English drama
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