Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 
HANNIBAL'S LIEUTENANT:  A UNIQUE BIOGRAPHY OF HANNIBAL., Capps, Robert S.

Author Name    Capps, Robert S.

Title   HANNIBAL'S LIEUTENANT: A UNIQUE BIOGRAPHY OF HANNIBAL.

Publisher    Manor House, Alexandria, Virginia, 1994, first edition.

Seller ID   18814

349 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0964066505 Maps. "....a well-researched biography of the brilliant Hannibal as seen through the eyes of an interesting, yet fictional, officer. It retains a close fidelity to known facts ab out the life of one of the finest generals the world has ever known, but it reads like an historical novel....This book recreates the amazing life and times of this military genius, charismatic leader, astute manager of resources, efficien t p u b l i c a dministrator, and great champion of democracy. Most of what we know about Hannibal was written by his enemies over 2,000 years ago. Their writings show a grudging admiration for the brilliant Hannibal, but they are written from t he Ro ma n pe rs pe c ti ve, with the prejudices of his bitter enemies. 'Hannibal's Lieutenant' interprets the fascinating facts and situations as Hannibal and his supporters would have seen them, with their own prejudices. Once war was declared by h is gov er nme nt, Ha nn iba l became a victim of political gridlock and inaction by politicians of the Carthaginian government in Africa. Political enemies in Carthage, more than the Roman soldiers in Italy, were responsible for his failure t o d ef eat Rom e.. ..Ha nnib al c ome s al ive as the story follows his life: from his early years to commanding general of Carthaginian forces in Spain at age 25; from climbing the hazardous Alps with his army and elephants to invade Italy at age 26 t o f ight ing R oman s in Italy for 16 y ears with no major defeats; through public adminstrator in Carthage for seven years after the war, where he reformed the government by eliminating graft and corruption and changed it from rule by a privi leged few to t he mos t dem ocrat ic gov ernme nt in the Hellenistic world; from military consultant of the king of Syria in Ephesus where he accompanied the king during Syria's invasion of Greece and later led a fleet of warships in a sea battle to hi s ref uge on the is land o f Cret e; thro ugh hi s stin t as consultant to the king of Bithynia after fleeing Crete; and finally to his suicide at age 64 in 183 B.C." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket h as mino r wrink ling at top of spine a nd fl ap-folds. Very Good+/Near Fine

Price = 37.50 USD


Also available.
THE HAWKS: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE 14th/20th KING'S HUSSARS., Perrett, Bryan.  Foreword by Major-General J.M. Palmer.
THE HAWKS: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE 14th/20th KING'S HUSSARS.
Perrett, Bryan. Foreword by Major-General J.M. Palmer.
30.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE BEDFORDSHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 16TH REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Peters, G.W.H.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
THE BEDFORDSHIRE AND HERTFORDSHIRE REGIMENT (THE 16TH REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Peters, G.W.H. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY (PRINCE ALBERT'S) (THE 13th REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Popham, Hugh.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
THE SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY (PRINCE ALBERT'S) (THE 13th REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Popham, Hugh. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE DORSET REGIMENT (THE 39th/54th REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Popham, Hugh.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
THE DORSET REGIMENT (THE 39th/54th REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Popham, Hugh. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE HISTORY OF THE 51st HIGHLAND DIVISION 1939-1945., Salmond, J.B.
THE HISTORY OF THE 51st HIGHLAND DIVISION 1939-1945.
Salmond, J.B.
75.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

BRITAIN'S BRIGADE OF GURKHAS (THE 2nd K.E.O. GOORKHA RIFLES; THE 6th Q.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 7th D.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 10th P.M.O. GURKHA RIFLES).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Smith, E.D.  Introduction by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
BRITAIN'S BRIGADE OF GURKHAS (THE 2nd K.E.O. GOORKHA RIFLES; THE 6th Q.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 7th D.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 10th P.M.O. GURKHA RIFLES). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Smith, E.D. Introduction by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
12.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT.  VOLUME TWO - 1933-1966., Stevens, G.R.  Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince Philip.
THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT. VOLUME TWO - 1933-1966.
Stevens, G.R. Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince Philip.
95.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

TRIED AND VALIANT: THE HISTORY OF THE BORDER REGIMENT.  (THE 34th AND 55th REGIMENT OF FOOT), 1702-1959., Sutherland, Douglas.
TRIED AND VALIANT: THE HISTORY OF THE BORDER REGIMENT. (THE 34th AND 55th REGIMENT OF FOOT), 1702-1959.
Sutherland, Douglas.
27.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS (THE 91st AND 93rd HIGHLANDERS).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Sutherland, Douglas.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS (THE 91st AND 93rd HIGHLANDERS). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Sutherland, Douglas. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

WAIT FOR THE WAGGON:  THE STORY OF THE ROYAL CORPS OF TRANSPORT AND ITS PREDECESSORS, 1794-1993.  (WAGON), Sutton, John, Brigadier, editor.
WAIT FOR THE WAGGON: THE STORY OF THE ROYAL CORPS OF TRANSPORT AND ITS PREDECESSORS, 1794-1993. (WAGON)
Sutton, John, Brigadier, editor.
70.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

JEWS AND THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION., Szajkowski, Zosa.
JEWS AND THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION.
Szajkowski, Zosa.
70.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

COCO: THE LIFE AND LOVES OF GABRIELLE CHANEL., Kennett, Frances.  Illustrated by Natacha Ledwidge.
COCO: THE LIFE AND LOVES OF GABRIELLE CHANEL.
Kennett, Frances. Illustrated by Natacha Ledwidge.
35.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@CapricornBooks.ca
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie