The Peloponnesian War (ExLib) by Donald Kagan 9780142004371

The Peloponnesian War  (ExLib) by Donald Kagan 9780142004371
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Synopsis
For three decades in the fifth century b.c. the ancient world was torn apart bya conflict that was as dramatic, divisive, and destructive as the world wars of the twentieth century: the Peloponnesian War. Donald Kagan, one of the world s most respected classical, political, and military historians, here presents a new account of this vicious war of Greek against Greek, Athenian against Spartan. The Peloponnesian War is a magisterial work of history written for general readers, offering a fresh examination of a pivotal moment in Western civilization. With a lively, readable narrative that conveys a richly detailed portrait of a vanished world while honoring its timeless relevance, The Peloponnesian War is a chronicle of the rise and fall of a great empire and of a dark time whose lessons still resonate today."
Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0142004375
ISBN-13 9780142004371
eBay Product ID (ePID) 30269717
Key Details
Author Donald Kagan
Number Of Pages 544 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2004-04-27
Language English
Publisher Penguin Publishing Group
Publication Year 2004
Additional Details
Illustrated Yes
Dimensions
Weight 16.8 Oz
Height 1.1 In.
Width 5.5 In.
Length 8.4 In.
Target Audience
Group Trade
Grade From Twelfth Grade
Grade To up
Age Range 18 - UP
Classification Method
LC Classification Number DF229.T6
Dewey Decimal 938/.05
Dewey Edition 21
Reviews
"The best account [of the Peloponnesian War] now available." - Los Angeles Times Book Review "A fresh, clear and fast-moving account... for general readers." - The New York Times Book Review "Drawing on incomparable knowledge as a classicist, international relations theorist and military historian, Donald Kagan... has devoted a single volume to guiding us through that epic of miscalculation, hubris and strategic overreach, supplying supplemental observations and correctives to Thucydides' classic History of the Peloponnesian War." - The Washington Post "The best account [of the Peloponnesian War] now available." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review "A fresh, clear and fast-moving account... for general readers." -- The New York Times Book Review "Drawing on incomparable knowledge as a classicist, international relations theorist and military historian, Donald Kagan... has devoted a single volume to guiding us through that epic of miscalculation, hubris and strategic overreach, supplying supplemental observations and correctives to Thucydides' classic History of the Peloponnesian War." -- The Washington Post The best account [of the Peloponnesian War] now available. (Los Angeles Times Book Review) A fresh, clear and fast-moving account... for general readers. (The New York Times Book Review) Drawing on incomparable knowledge as a classicist, international relations theorist and military historian, Donald Kagan... has devoted a single volume to guiding us through that epic of miscalculation, hubris and strategic overreach, supplying supplemental observations and correctives to Thucydides� classic History of the Peloponnesian War. (The Washington Post)

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