Persian fire : the first world empire and the battle for the West
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New York : Doubleday, 2005.
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Book
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1st ed. in the United States, Doubleday ed.
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xxiii, 418 pages, [16] pages of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
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Main Library - Adult  1 available
935.05 Hol
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English
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0385513119, 9780385513111

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 402-411) and index.
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In 480 B.C.E., Xerxes, the King of Persia, led an invasion of mainland Greece. Its success should have been a formality. For seventy years, victory--rapid, spectacular victory--had seemed the birthright of the Persian Empire. They had swept across the Near East, shattering ancient kingdoms, storming famous cities, putting together an empire which stretched from India to the shores of the Aegean. Xerxes ruled as the most powerful man on the planet. Yet somehow, astonishingly, against the largest expeditionary force ever assembled, the Greeks managed to hold out. Had the Greeks been defeated in the epochal naval battle at Salamis, not only would the West have lost its first struggle for independence and survival, but it is unlikely that there would ever have been such an entity as the West at all. Historian Holland combines scholarly rigor with novelistic depth and finds extraordinary parallels between the ancient world and our own.--From publisher description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Holland, T. (2005). Persian fire: the first world empire and the battle for the West (1st ed. in the United States, Doubleday ed.). Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Holland, Tom. 2005. Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Holland, Tom. Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West New York: Doubleday, 2005.

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Holland, Tom. Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West 1st ed. in the United States, Doubleday ed., Doubleday, 2005.

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