By The Sword by Richard Cohen audiobook

By The Sword: A History of Gladiators, Musketeers, Samurai, Swashbucklers, and Olympic Champions

By Richard Cohen
Read by Richard Cohen

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200323678

  • ISBN: 9798200323661

  • ISBN: 9798200323685

Runtime: 19.53 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Napoleon fenced. So did Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Grace Kelly, and President Truman, who as a schoolboy would practice fencing with Bess—his future wife—when the two of them returned home from school. Lincoln was a canny dueler. Ignatius Loyola challenged a man to a duel for denying Christ's divinity (and won). Less successful, but no less enthusiastic, was Mussolini, who would tell his wife he was "off to get spaghetti," their code to avoid alarming the children.

By the Sword is an epic history of sword fighting—a science, an art, and, for many, a religion that began at the dawn of civilization in ancient Egypt and has been an obsession for mankind ever since. With wit and insight, Richard Cohen gives us an engrossing history of the world via the sword.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 19.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English