Eager for Glory

Eager for Glory The Untold Story of Drusus the Elder, Conqueror of Germania

Hardback (30 Mar 2011) | English

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Synopsis

Drusus the Elder (Nero Claudius Drusus) was regarded by the Romans as the first conqueror of Germania (western Germany) and a hero in the mould of Alexander the Great. Yet there has never been a full volume dedicated to his remarkable story, achievements and legacy. Eager for Glory brings this heroic figure back to life for a modern audience. Drusus was a stepson of Augustus, the first Roman emperor, through his marriage to Livia. As a commander he led daring campaigns by sea and land that pushed the northern frontiers of Rome's empire to the Elbe River. He oversaw one of the largest developments of military infrastructure of the age. He married Mark Antony's daughter, Antonia, and fathered Germanicus, the Empire's most popular general, and the future emperor Claudius. He died when he was only 29 and was revered in death. Eager for Glory is an objective and thoroughly researched account, written in a lucid narrative style which reveals the author's passion for the period.

About the Publisher

Pen & Sword Military

Pen & Sword Military

Pen & Sword Books is part of The Barnsley Chronicle newspaper group. The Barnsley Chronicle is one of the UK's oldest provincial newspapers and one of the few weeklies still in private ownership. It was launched in 1858 and recently celebrated its 150th anniversary.The first books produced by the company were in response to public demand following of a series of articles first published weekly in the Barnsley Chronicle. Dark Peak Aircraft Wrecks told the story of crash sites in the Dark Peak National Park and a further weekly feature on the history of two Kitchener battalions, known as the the Barnsley Pals, aroused a thirst for more information. Over the years these books have been reprinted a number of times and collectively have reached a figure of around 20,000 copies sold.Following on from the success of Dark Peak Wrecks and Barnsley Pals books, a number of local history paperbacks were produced along with a series of battlefield guide books. Battleground Europe proved immediately successful and as more and more titles were produced the company made the decision to launch a book publishing arm of the group.When the Leo Cooper imprint became available the company bought it and "Pen and Sword" was born. Leo Cooper, the husband of the famous novelist Jilly, had established a strong reputation for publishing military history titles and had some famous books in his list. With the Leo Cooper imprint and its backlist.Pen and Sword became established as one of the UK's leading military history publishers.

Book information

ISBN: 9781848843332
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pub date:
DEWEY: 937.07092
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 599g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 27mm