Hannibal and Me: What History's Greatest Military Strategist Can Teach Us About Success and Failure [NOOK Book]

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“Charming and fascinating.”—The Wall Street Journal

The life of Hannibal, the Carthaginian general who crossed the Alps with his army in 218 BCE, is the stuff of legend. And the epic choices he and his Roman enemies made on the battlefield and in life offer timeless lessons to us today about how we should respond to our own victories and defeats.

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Hannibal and Me: What History's Greatest Military Strategist Can Teach Us About Success and Failure

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Overview

“Charming and fascinating.”—The Wall Street Journal

The life of Hannibal, the Carthaginian general who crossed the Alps with his army in 218 BCE, is the stuff of legend. And the epic choices he and his Roman enemies made on the battlefield and in life offer timeless lessons to us today about how we should respond to our own victories and defeats.

Inspired by ancient history, Hannibal and Me explores the triumphs and disasters in our lives by examining the decisions made by Hannibal and others, including Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Steve Jobs, Ernest Shackleton, and Paul Cézanne. Kluth shows why some overcome failure and others succumb to it, and why some fall victim to success while others thrive on it. The result is a page-turning adventure tale, a compelling human drama, and an insightful guide to understanding behavior.
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"Realistic and timely, Kluth's book uses historic truths to move us past the frequent traps of success and failure to mold practical, productive lives." —-Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101554197
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/5/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 872,319
  • File size: 606 KB

Meet the Author

Andreas Kluth has been writing for The Economist since 1997. A dual citizen of Germany and the United States, Kluth is a graduate of Williams College and the London School of Economics and currently lives in Berlin.
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Table of Contents

1 Hannibal and Me 1

2 The Influence of Parents 19

3 Do You Need A Goal? 44

4 Towering Peaks 67

5 The Art of Winning 92

6 Tactics and Strategy in Life 119

7 Dealing with Disaster 144

8 The Prison of Success 169

9 The Liberation of Failure 192

10 The Threshold of Middle Age 217

11 Political Death 243

12 Aging and Transcending 265

13 The Lessons of Hannibal 284

Acknowledgments 299

Notes 301

Bibliography 315

Index 319

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