"Here, at last, is a biography worthy of one of history's most fascinating figures, whose crossing of the Alps with elephants to take on the mighty Roman Empire has captured imaginations for more than two thousand years. Written with a verve Hannibal would have admired, John Prevas's absorbing masterpiece will grip you from beginning to end."--Steve Forbes, bestselling author and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine
"Fascinating, authoritative, and an absolute joy to read, Hannibal's Oath is the definitive account of one of history's most enigmatic and important figures. A must for every lover of history, adventure, and unparalleled intrigue. No one brings history to life like John Prevas!"--Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Use of Force
"Entertaining, fast, thought provoking reading...[A] balanced account...Covers much not discussed...in other books...This work benefits as much from its author as its history. Prevas intimately knows the battlefields, mountains, and rivers; he takes the reader on a sort of travelogue as well as telling a great immortal story."
—New York Journal of Books
"An exceptionally well researched, comprehensive, documented, and deftly written biography of an iconic military leader that reads with the inherently engaging appeal of a deftly crafted novel...Very highly recommended for both community and academic library biography collections."—Midwest Book Review, -
"An accessible account of the legendary general determined to topple a republic...A concise, readable biography of the fascinating general...This book has much to recommend it-succinctness, helpful photographs of the author's onsite reconnaissance, and a wise narrative instinct to abbreviate the latter half of Hannibal's time in Rome."
—Washington Independent Review of Books
"Provid[es] context, both strategic and political."
—Thomas Ricks, New York Times Book Review
"Compact and exhilarating."
"[An] excellent biography of Rome's nemesis."
—Military Officer, -
"Prevas, a leading contemporary authority on Hannibal, has set out in this book to evoke the figure of Hannibal for the average reader with an interest in history, and in this he is largely successful...Gives adequate detail to really appreciate the stories, while still being approachable for a more general audience."
—Portland Book Review