buy the ebookAmazonB&NIndieboundKoboshare Hannibal by Ernle Bradford Give this ebook as a gift. Here's how. X Ebooks make great gifts! Purchase this ebook as a gift and you can: Personalize it: Include a message along with your gift. Schedule it: Email your gift and set an auto-deliver date so it arrives at just the right time. OR Hand-deliver it: Use the print option during checkout to give this ebook the old-fashioned way. (Pro tip: perfect for stocking stuffers!) Select a participating retailer: AmazonB&N History has it that when Hannibal was a young boy, his father, ruler of Carthage, held his son over a fire and made him swear eternal enmity toward Rome. It was not necessary: The fire already burned in Hannibal’s breast. In time, that flame would destroy the flower of the Roman legions. In an almost unbelievable feat of courage and endurance, Hannibal led his army over the Pyrenees and Alps to challenge Rome’s hegemony. And he succeeded against astonishing odds. They clashed at last. In the Battle of Cannae, Hannibal’s foot soldiers, cavalry, and war elephants enveloped and massacred an army twice the size of his own contingent. In one of the bloodiest battles ever fought in all history, between fifty thousand and seventy thousand of Rome’s troops were massacred or captured.