|Author||Simon B Jones|
|Publication Date||July 1, 2012|
'A very good informative read'
'I highly recommend it'
Ever wanted to know more about ancient history but didn’t know where to start? The Battles are the Best Bits will take you on a journey from the beginnings of civilisation in Mesopotamia and the glory days of Ancient Egypt, through the brutal rise and fall of Assyria and the epic struggle between Greece and Persia, to the spectacular triumphs and calamitous disasters of the Roman Empire and finally to the shock-wave of the Arab conquests.
With passion and humour, the author relates how he set out wanting to know more and found himself captivated by the greatest story ever told.
'A really fascinating read with lots of good insights, covering a huge period of history- yet also very skillfully handled.'
'For me the people and places came alive, as the author tells the story with his own warmth and humour, while sharing his knowledge and increasing mine.'