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The Young Carthaginian: A Story of the Times of Hannibal
Author: George A. Henty
Publication Date: 2011
With 60 pages of additional articles, references, and bibliographies of recommended reading. The Second Punic War between Carthage and Rome, is sometimes called Hannibal's War. Hannibal, one of the greatest generals in history, surprised Rome by moving his army across Spain, and over both the Pyrenees and the Alps mountain ranges into northern Italy. From there he won victories at Trebia, Trasimene, and Cannae, and threatened to conquer the City of Rome itself. Malchus, a young upper-class Carthaginian, crosses the Alps with Hannibal. But during the subsequent campaigns he finds he has to choose between his love of country and his love of freedom. Sword in hand, he fights the Romans, escapes the misery of being incarcerated in a dungeon, and slips away from the mines of Sardinia. But can he escape the ultimate threat-the lifelong vengeance of the Roman Empire? The Henty History Series - Learning History Through Fiction The Henty series is a unique way of learning about history. It consists of over 80 novels, each written by George A. Henty, and each featuring a significant historical person, period or event. * Perfect for busy people who have never lost their desire to learn. * An ideal way for homeschool students to learn history. * Organized by time period. * With additional nonfiction articles and a bibliography of recommended reading. "If you want to fall in love with history, there is simply no better way to do it than this."