Xerxesby Dennis Abrams
In the year 486 B.C., upon the death of his father, Darius I, Xerxes I became king of the Persian Empire. His kingdom extended from present-day Afghanistan and Pakistan in the east to Egypt and Libya in the west and was the largest empire of the classical age. All was not well within the Persian Empire, however. The provinces of Egypt and Babylon were in a state of rebellion, and the tiny city-states of Greece were refusing Xerxes's rule. Nearly 2,500 years ago, the Persian army, one of the largest the world had ever seen, plunged into a war of conquest against a muchsmaller Greek city-state force. Xerxes tells the thrilling tale of one of the most storied battles in ancient history and reveals how the ramifications of the Greco-Persian Wars altered the course of Western civilization.
About the Author:
Dennis Abrams is the author of several books, including biographies of Barbara Park, Anthony Horowitz, Hamid Karzai, and Ty Cobb for Chelsea House. He attended Antioch College, where he majored in English and communications
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