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Historian Tom Holland is the author of the nonfiction works of history Rubicon, Persian Fire, and The Forge of Christendom. Rubicon was short-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize and won the 2004 Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History, and Persian Fire won the Anglo-Hellenic League’s 2006 Runciman Award.

 
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The Forge of Christendom
The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West
Written by Tom Holland


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $14.99

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The Forge of Christendom
The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West
Written by Tom Holland


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $19.95

At the approach of the first millennium, the Christians of Europe did not seem likely candidates for future greatness. Weak, fractured, and hemmed in by hostile nations, they saw no future beyond the widely anticipated Second Coming of Christ. But when the world did not end, the peoples of Western Europe... Read more >
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In the Shadow of the Sword
The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire
Written by Tom Holland


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $12.99

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In the Shadow of the Sword
The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire
Written by Tom Holland


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $17.00

A thrillingly panoramic and incredibly timely account of the rise of Islam, from the acclaimed author of Rubicon and Persian Fire.

The evolution of the Arab empire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history, a story dazzlingly rich in drama, character, and achievement. In this exciting and sweeping history—the... Read more >
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Persian Fire
The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
Written by Tom Holland


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $16.95

In the fifth century B.C., a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The terrorist states were Athens and Sparta, eccentric cities in a poor and mountainous backwater: Greece.

The... Read more >
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Persian Fire

Written by Tom Holland


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $12.99

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Rubicon
The Last Years of the Roman Republic
Written by Tom Holland


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $16.95

In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war. Tom Holland’s enthralling account tells the story of Caesar’s generation, witness to the twilight of the Republic and its bloody transformation... Read more >
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Rubicon
The Last Years of the Roman Republic
Written by Tom Holland


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $12.99

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