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Publications by Patrick Hunt


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“Patrick Hunt's Hannibal is a rare combination of impeccable scholarship and good writing.  Knowing what the author knows, this biography could have been 900 pages long; instead it hits the scales at below 300, the perfect fighting weight for one of history's most lethal combatants.” 
Robert L. O’Connell, author of The Ghosts of Cannae

"An exciting biography of one of history's greatest commanders. . . . A thrilling page-turner about one of history's most brilliant strategists and tacticians."  Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Patrick Hunt is one of the world’s greatest experts on Hannibal. He brings that magnificent commander to life, with verve and in detail, in this wonderful book. Hannibal is must reading for all students of military history.” Barry Strauss, Cornell University, author of The Death of Caesar: The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination

“From opening anecdote to closing argument, Hunt’s biography engages fully with both Hannibal the legend and Hannibal the man—telling us what can and should be known about the man while acknowledging the ambiguities and contradictions of the legend. Was Hannibal a military genius or a lucky gambler, a self-propelled comet or the instrument of fate, a figure of terror or of pathos? All of these, and much more.” Steven Saylor, author of the New York Times bestseller
Roma: The Novel of Ancient Rome

“The military history is thorough and balanced. . . . Drawing on both ancient and modern scholarship, this book is accessible for the nonspecialist; military history buffs will enjoy.” Library Journal

“The flourishes that make Hunt a popular on-air personality shine through. . . . . Hunt’s story of the doomed general, whose exploits are more celebrated than those of his vanquishers, will appeal to any reader interested in military history or strategy.” Publishers Weekly

"Engrossing . . . ideal for general readers with an interest in ancient history."Booklist


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