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DEATH OF AN EMPIRE: BOOK 2 by Lou Shook

DEATH OF AN EMPIRE: BOOK 2

by Lou Shook

396 pages
In the Second Punic War, Hannibal wins major victories against Rome in MAJOR AMBUSH OF LAKE TRASIMENE, and in MONUMENTAL BATTLE OF CANNAE, bringing Rome to her knees. The War continues for seventeen years ending with Hannibals' defeat in 202 BC, due to lack of support from Carthage.

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The Second Punic War began in 218 BC, pitting Hannibal Barca of Carthage against the Republic of Rome. Hannibal was a Carthaginian general, considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. Hannibal was highly successful in Carthageís 17 Year War against Rome, until the very end. Early on, in the battles of the MAJOR AMBUSH OF LAKE TRASIMENE, and in the MONUMENTAL BATTLE OF CANNAE, Hannibal brought Rome to her knees. Hannibal continued to be highly successful against Rome, in spite of Carthageís failure to provide adequate support and reinforcement. Hannibalís defeat by Rome in 202 BC was due to his lack of support from Carthage, and due to the superior Leadership of Romeís Scipio Africanus. Hannibal was forced out of Carthage by Cato the Elder, in spite of support by Scipio Africanus, and later committed suicide. Romeís success continued against Philip V of Macedon at Cynoscephalae Hills and against Antiochus III the Great. Rome completed subjugation of all Italy, and Romans now ruled their world. This was followed by the rise of the Maccabbes of Israel, and the decline of the Seleucid Empire. Carthage was defeated in the Third Punic War 149-146 BC, and Rome destroyed Carthage.

 

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About the Author
Lou Shook Lou Shook graduated as a mechanical engineer from Stevens Institute of Technology and worked at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. for a number of years. After bouncing around a bit, he created his own company designing and building homes, though the desire to write was always there. Louís marvelous wife Sally keeps him in order. They live in Virginia.

 

 

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