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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 355
EAN: 9781846032653
ISBN: 1846032652
Label: Osprey Publishing
Manufacturer: Osprey Publishing
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 96
Publication Date: 2008-08-19
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Release Date: 2008-08-19
Studio: Osprey Publishing

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Summary: Excellent overview.
Comment: Some time ago, I read Pharaslus, author's first effort with Osprey Campaign series and praised his insightful narrative while downgrading book's illustrations, photos and maps which I thought were inferior efforts. After reading Philippi, his second effort into the Osprey Campaign series, I am quite please to discover that his narrative is still quite excellent and his support material, illustrations, photos and maps proves to be quite excellent as well.

The book follows the typical Osprey Campaign series format. You got your background material, leaders, armies and campaign overview as you get to the main event. The author managed to handled it quite well and his narrative proves to be well written with clarity and understanding of the events at hand. I found many of his comments on leaders to be insightful and well thought-out. A good example would be that I enjoyed his insightful look at Mark Anthony who does so well in the crises but fades in every day duties. I agreed with the author on that score. Unlike his first book, this time around the author's narrative was well supported by illustrations, photos and maps. These elements clearly support the written words at hand. I did find it interesting that this campaign wasn't as cut and dry as I was led to believed. There were many political elements that made it near run thing for the victors. The author's narrative however, smoothly lay out the details in way easy to understand.

My knowledge on this campaign is somewhat limited so I welcome this book that gave me fresh information and insights into what happened at Philippi beside what Shakespeare wrote.

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