Holland makes serious scholarship available to all readers and casual historians. The conflict of east and west is placed before the reader with rhetorical skill and elegant prose. He exposes the ... Read More
Holland accomplishes what he set out to do: summarize the major events that led to the demise of an empire that was as brutal as it was magnificent. He dispenses with scholarly language and spins ... Read More
Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
This book tells the story of the Persian-Greek wars of the 500-450s BC. The first half of the book, though, retells, briefly, the history of the three main nations involved (Persia, Athens, and ... Read More
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