Category Archives: Book Reviews

(Review) Godfrey Hutchinson, Sparta: Unfit for Empire, (Barnsley, 2014)

A review of a great book, which covers a fascinating period of ancient Spartan history: its decline. Godfrey Hutchinson, Sparta: Unfit for Empire, (Barnsley, 2014) The Spartan period of dominance in Greece (the hegemony c.404-371 BCE) has attracted a lot … Continue reading

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(Review) Mike Roberts, Two Deaths at Amphipolis: Cleon vs Brasidas in the Peloponnesian War, (Barnsley, 2015)

Another review for you! All about one of my favourite historical characters, Brasidas the Spartan. Mike Roberts, Two Deaths at Amphipolis: Cleon vs Brasidas in the Peloponnesian War, (Barnsley, 2015) Pages: 264                         ISBN: 978-1783463787

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(Review) Paul Archer & Johno Ellison, It’s on the Meter (Summersdale Publishing, 2016)

Another review! But, unlike my usual reviews, this one is not about a history book but, indeed, a travel/adventure/endurance book. I knew one of the authors (Paul Archer) from our schooldays together, so I was intrigued by this project of … Continue reading

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(Review) Ben Hubbard, The Samurai: Swords, Shōguns and Seppuku, (The History Press, 2014) Pages: 156                           ISBN: 978-0-7509-5589-8 A book that claims to offer a “complete, concise account of samurai history and culture” in just under 160 pages is either purposefully … Continue reading

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(Review) James Waterson, Defending Heaven: China’s Mongol Wars 1209-1370, (Frontline Books, 2013)

I have decided to add a ‘book review’ section to my blog because, well, I get asked to write a lot of book reviews! So here’s one to start it off which I particularly enjoyed reading: (Review) James Waterson, Defending … Continue reading

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