Library Ed. Recorded Books/ The Modern Scholar 2004
CS ISBN 1419313797 $87.75 Seven cassettes
CD ISBN 1419313800 $87.75 Seven CDs
Armchair warriors may be disappointed by these lectures, but the rest of us will be pleasantly surprised. Professor Shutt seems uninterested in blow-by-blow descriptions of battle scenes and intricate strategies. It's not that he can't tell a gripping war story when he has to. He just prefers explaining the context of these four ancient wars--the societies that waged them, the reasons they were waged, and the consequences for the times and subsequent generations. He has an ingratiating ad-lib manner and speaks in unambiguous, jargon-free terms, which makes him clear AND interesting. Y.R. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 05]
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