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Review for Rome Rules the Waves

Author/Director : James J. Bloom

Format : Book

Rather dry academic thesis with a large amount of discussion of other academic views. The book is based on the premise that there can be a Naval Staff appreciation of the Roman Navy. In the introduction Bloom points out that there isn't anything which could be termed a Naval staff in Rome. He goes on to write this book about it. What does show is the massive amount of research and thought which has gone into the writing. But, on the other hand, I found the reading difficult. For the general reader I would recommend skipping the discussions and reading, what then becomes, a very good history of Roman naval actions.

Published by : Pen & Sword Military, 2019
ISBN : 978 1 78159 024 9

Review last updated : 2020-03-10 10:24:07

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