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Rise of an Empire

Rise of an Empire

(2013)
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The true story behind the events in 300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to Zack Snyder's 300

The action-filled movie 300 focused on Ancient Greece's epic battle of Thermopylae, in which King Leonidas led 300 Spartans into battle against Xerxes and his million-strong Persian forces. In the sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire, the action moves to the sea, covering 10 years starting with the Battle of Marathon and ending with naval engagement the Battle of Artemisium, which occurred the same day as Thermopylae.

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.

Both an essential listen for fans of the 300 movies and the Frank Miller graphic novels they're based on

An insightful exploration of the leaders who feature in the film, their backgrounds, motivations, command decisions, struggles, victories, and defeats, from the Battle of Marathon through the Battles of Artemisium and Salamis: Xerxes, the Persian king determined to succeed where his father failed, and Themistocles, overcoming monumental hurdles to turn Athens into Ancient Greece's greatest sea power and leading city-state of the age

A gripping narrative of the real-life naval battles of the first and second Persian invasions of Greece, with fascinating detail about the ships, the warriors and the tactics

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Rise of an Empire: How One Man United Greece to Defeat Xerxes's Persians
Author(s): Stephen Dando-Collins
ISBN: 1-63026-158-0 / 978-1-63026-158-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wiley
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Rise of an Empire: How One Man United Greece to Defeat Xerxes's Persians
Author(s): Stephen Dando-Collins
ISBN: 1-118-45479-0 / 978-1-118-45479-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: Rise of an Empire: How One Man United Greece to Defeat Xerxes's Persians
Author(s): Stephen Dando-Collins
ISBN: 1-5226-6386-X / 978-1-5226-6386-7
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Rise of an Empire: How One Man United Greece to Defeat Xerxes's Persians
Author(s): Stephen Dando-Collins
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Rise of an Empire: How One Man United Greece to Defeat Xerxes's Persians
Author(s): Stephen Dando-Collins
Publisher: Wiley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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