This scrupulously detailed audiobook account of one of history's most consequential sea battles highlights the value of egalitarian fighters over paid troops, the Greek approach over the Persian one. Tom Perkins's narration is steady and reliable; he maintains a tone of strict impartiality and lets the evidence in this audiobook speak for itself. The Battle of Salamis, fought in 480 BCE, has been deeply enshrined in history, first by playwright Aeschylus, who fought there, and by Herodotus, who interviewed survivors. Popular historian Strauss focuses on factual evidence, in particular our accumulated knowledge of ancient seacraft. But Perkins knows how to hold a narrative thread, and this factual reconstruction is a useful window into the first great struggle between East and West. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2023]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2022
DD ISBN 9798765057247 $19.99
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