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Rise of an empire : how one man united Greece and defeated Xerxes' Persians

by Dando-Collins, Stephen; Stephen Dando-Collins.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York: John Wiley & Sons; 2014Edition: Paperback.Description: x, 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781118454794.Subject(s): Themistocles, approximately 524 B.C.-approximately 459 B.C | Generals -- Greece -- Biography | Greece -- History -- Persian Wars, 500-449 B.C
Contents:
The road to Marathon -- Young Themistocles -- To fight, or not to fight -- The Battle of Marathon -- Turning to the sea -- The Persians are coming -- Preparing to face Xerxes -- The greatest army and navy on earth -- Athens' floating wall of wood -- The Battle of Thermopylae, and the 300 Spartans -- Cut and thrust at Artemisium -- The Battle of Artemisium -- After Thermopylae -- Abandoning Athens -- The Salamis trap -- The Battle of Salamis -- Pursuing the Persians -- The battles of Plataea and Mycale -- The bitter end.
Summary: Rise of an Empire tells the story of the real men and events depicted in the movie, focusing on the Athenian general Themistocles, one of the world's greatest warriors. He became warlord of Greece, built their navy and, by uniting Greece to defeat Xerxes' fleet, enabled what we call western civilization. Packed with vivid detail, clashes of arms and ships, blood and glory, Rise of an Empire tells a story even bigger than the big screen could contain.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The road to Marathon -- Young Themistocles -- To fight, or not to fight -- The Battle of Marathon -- Turning to the sea -- The Persians are coming -- Preparing to face Xerxes -- The greatest army and navy on earth -- Athens' floating wall of wood -- The Battle of Thermopylae, and the 300 Spartans -- Cut and thrust at Artemisium -- The Battle of Artemisium -- After Thermopylae -- Abandoning Athens -- The Salamis trap -- The Battle of Salamis -- Pursuing the Persians -- The battles of Plataea and Mycale -- The bitter end.

Rise of an Empire tells the story of the real men and events depicted in the movie, focusing on the Athenian general Themistocles, one of the world's greatest warriors. He became warlord of Greece, built their navy and, by uniting Greece to defeat Xerxes' fleet, enabled what we call western civilization. Packed with vivid detail, clashes of arms and ships, blood and glory, Rise of an Empire tells a story even bigger than the big screen could contain.