Persian Fire by Tom Holland audiobook

Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West

By Tom Holland
Read by Michael Page

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799982227

  • ISBN: 9781799982210

  • ISBN: 9781799982234

Runtime: 14.86 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the fifth century BC, a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The terrorist states were Athens and Sparta, eccentric cities in a poor and mountainous backwater: Greece. The story of how their citizens took on the Great King of Persia, and thereby saved not only themselves but Western civilization as well, is as heart-stopping and fateful as any episode in history. Tom Holland's brilliant study of these critical Persian Wars skillfully examines a conflict of critical importance to both ancient and modern history.

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Author Bio: Tom Holland

Author Bio: Tom Holland

Tom Holland gained the top degree at Cambridge before earning his PhD at Oxford. He is the author of the novels The Bone Hunter, Slave of My Thirst, and Lord of the Dead, and several nonfiction history books, including Rubicon, Persian Fire, and The Histories, a new translation of Herodotus. He wrote and presented Islam: The Untold Story, a documentary commissioned for Channel 4 in Britain based on In the Shadow of the Sword. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 14.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English