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Book Title: Nero's Killing Machine: The True Story of Rome's Remarkable 14th Legion|
The author of the book: Stephen Dando-Collins
ISBN 13: 9781118040218
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 2.21 MB
Edition: John Wiley & Sons
Date of issue: January 25th 2011
Read full description of the books Nero's Killing Machine: The True Story of Rome's Remarkable 14th Legion:The 14th Gemina Martia Victrix Legion was the most celebrated unit of the early Roman Empire-a force that had been wiped out under Julius Caesar, reformed, and almost wiped out again. After participating in the a.d. 43 invasion of Britain, the 14th Legion achieved its greatest glory when it put down the famous rebellion of the Britons under Boudicca. Numbering less than 10,000 men, the disciplined Roman killing machine defeated 230,000 rampaging rebels, slaughtering 80,000 with only 400 Roman losses-an accomplishment that led the emperor Nero to honor the legion with the title "Conqueror of Britain." In this gripping book, second in the author's definitive histories of the legions of ancient Rome, Stephen Dando-Collins brings the 14th Legion to life, offering military history aficionados a unique soldier's-eye view of their tactics, campaigns, and battles.
Read information about the authorStephen Dando-Collins is an award-winning author whose 40th book will be published in 2017. His work includes children's novels and biographies, with the bulk of his books dealing with military history ranging from Greek and Roman times to American 19th century history and World I and Word War II, the next being THE BIG BREAK: The Greatest American WWII POW Escape Story Never Told. Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages including Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Albanian and Korean. Considered an authority on the legions of ancient Rome, his most recent work on the subject, 2012's LEGIONS OF ROME, is the culmination of decades of research into the individual imperial legions. As he has with THE BIG BREAK, Dando-Collins aims to travel roads that others have not, unearthing new facts and opening new perspectives on often forgotten or overlooked aspects of history. Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman, author of On Combat and On Killing, describes Dando-Collins as 'a Cornelius Ryan (A Bridge Too Far), a Stephen Ambrose (Band of Brothers), for a new generation.'
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