BOOK REVIEW: The Peloponnesian War
By Donald Kagen
Purchased off the discount rack for $9.95, this is a superb history of the Peloponnesian War between Athens, Sparta, and the rest of the Greek World. Written as a condensed version of Kagen’s four-volume academic tome, the prose floats you in and out of the 30 years of battles, political intrigues, alliances, operations, and other aspects of war. Better yet, the publisher included 29 maps. When you read about a city state, you can find it on a map. Well done!
If you are in the least bit interested in the Athens-Sparta conflict, buy this book. It’s that good.