[Full Book] Praetorian

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Publisher: Yale University Press
Author: Guy de la Bedoyere
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 344

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Praetorian by Guy de la Bedoyere, Praetorian Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Praetorian books, “The dramatic story of the soldiers at the heart of the Roman empire . . . traces the history of the praetorians and the emperors they served.”—Adrian Goldsworthy, author of Philip and Alexander: Kings and Conquerors Founded by Augustus around 27 B.C., the elite Praetorian Guard was tasked with the protection of the emperor and his family. As the centuries unfolded, however, Praetorian soldiers served not only as protectors and enforcers but also as powerful political players. Fiercely loyal to some emperors, they vied with others and ruthlessly toppled those who displeased them, including Caligula, Nero, Pertinax, and many more. Guy de la Bédoyère provides a compelling first full narrative history of the Praetorians, whose dangerous ambitions ceased only when Constantine permanently disbanded them. de la Bédoyère introduces Praetorians of all echelons, from prefects and messengers to artillery experts and executioners. He explores the delicate position of emperors for whom prestige and guile were the only defenses against bodyguards hungry for power. Folding fascinating details into a broad assessment of the Praetorian era, the author sheds new light on the wielding of power in the greatest of the ancient world’s empires. “Any future researcher into the subject will certainly begin here.”—The Times (London) “A lively and up-to-date history of the Praetorian Guard, the anti-coup divisions of the Roman emperors from Augustus to Constantine. De la Bédoyère tells their story with clarity and panache, and his book can be most warmly recommended both to aspiring tyrants and the ordinary armchair historian.”—The Sunday Times “Fast paced and engaging.”—The Sunday Telegraph “A definitive and highly readable account.”—Tom Holland, author of Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic


[Full Book] The Praetorian Guard

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Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Author: Boris Rankov
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 64

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Praetorian by Boris Rankov, The Praetorian Guard Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Praetorian Guard books, The Praetorian Guard of Imperial Rome was the power behind the throne, with the ability to make or break an emperor. As the main body of troops in Rome, they were the emperor's instrument to discourage plotting and rebellion and to crush unrest. The emperor's most immediate line of defence, they could also be his most deadly enemies. This book details the organization, dress and history of the Praetorian Guard from the time of the late Republic to the Guard's effective destruction at the battle of Milvian Bridge in AD 312. Numerous illustrations vividly depict the uniforms and weaponry of this elite fighting unit.


[Full Book] Praetorian

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Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: S. J. A. Turney
Category : Adventure stories
Languages : en
Pages : 466

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Praetorian by S. J. A. Turney, Praetorian Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Praetorian books, Promoted to the elite Praetorian Guard in the thick of battle, a young legionary is thrust into a seedy world of imperial politics and corruption. Tasked with uncovering a plot against the newly-crowned emperor Commodus, his mission takes him from the cold Danubian border all the way to the heart of Rome, the villa of the emperor's scheming sister, and the great Colosseum. What seems a straightforward, if terrifying, assignment soon descends into Machiavellian treachery and peril as everything in which young Rufinus trusts and believes is called into question and he faces warring commanders, Sarmatian cannibals, vicious dogs, mercenary killers and even a clandestine Imperial agent. In a race against time to save the Emperor, Rufinus will be introduced, willing or not, to the great game. "Entertaining, exciting and beautifully researched" - Douglas Jackson "From the Legion to the Guard, from battles to the deep intrigue of court, Praetorian: The Great Game is packed with great characters, wonderfully researched locations and a powerful plot." - Robin Carter


[Full Book] Praetorian

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Author: S J a Turney
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Pages : 378

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Praetorian by S J a Turney, Praetorian Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Praetorian books, Rome has a new emperor; a strong emperor. Septimius Severus, a lion of the battlefield, now moves east to face the usurper Pescennius Niger, contesting with a clever opponent with the ultimate prize in the balance: the throne of Rome. But with civil war raging all across the East, problems abound. One of the frumentarii, the emperor's military agents, has gone missing in Arabia, and with him has gone a list of the service's personnel. With just a slave familiar with the east, Rufinus sets off for an outpost on the edge of the empire, seeking the missing agent in an attempt to save all those on the list before it falls into enemy hands. A war-torn land, treachery and violence await...


[Full Book] Praetorian Eagles Of The Empire 11

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Publisher: Headline
Author: Simon Scarrow
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 340

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Praetorian by Simon Scarrow, Praetorian Eagles Of The Empire 11 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Praetorian Eagles Of The Empire 11 books, IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME! PRAETORIAN is the gripping eleventh novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. Essential reading for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. 'A new book in Simon Scarrow's series about the Roman army is always a joy' The Times AD 51. Legionaries Cato and Macro have forged a bond that has survived war, rebellion and torture. Yet nothing has prepared them for a daunting mission on the deadliest battlefield of all: the bloody streets of Rome. Traitors are threatening to plunge the Empire into bloody chaos and no one can be trusted. The Emperor has ordered Cato and Macro to go on a deadly mission, working undercover to root out the traitors before Rome tears itself apart. As the true scale of the corruption dawns, they realise they are facing terrifying odds. Two men against many, in a desperate race to save not only the Empire, but each other...


[Full Book] The Praetorians

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Publisher: Penguin
Author: Jean Larteguy
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384

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Praetorian by Jean Larteguy, The Praetorians Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Praetorians books, Jean Lartéguy's unflinching sequel to The Centurions, a searing novel of modern warfare admired by military experts, with a foreword by General Stanley McChrystal Based on the events of May 1958 in France and Algeria, The Praetorians picks up in the footsteps of The Centurions, which was called “a stunning reflection of modern war” by Stanley McChrystal. After turning to tactics of guerilla warfare, a group of French paratroopers serving in the Algerian War is called to answer for actions they consider necessary, however immoral. Fearing another loss of French honor, they plot a coup that results in the return to power of Charles de Gaulle and the death of one of their own. With resonance to modern conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, The Praetorians further develops some of Lartéguy’s most persistent and pertinent themes: counterinsurgency, the ugly, morally conflicted nature of modern war, and the seemingly unbridgeable gulf between the experiences of soldiers and of the civilians they serve. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.


[Full Book] The Praetorian Guard

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Author: Sandra Bingham
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 240

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Praetorian by Sandra Bingham, The Praetorian Guard Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Praetorian Guard books, Provides a history of the Praetorian Guard, from its founding to its disbanding.


[Full Book] The Praetorian Guard

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Publisher: South End Press
Author: John Stockwell
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 205

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Praetorian by John Stockwell, The Praetorian Guard Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Praetorian Guard books, Since its publication in 1991 this book has stayed in print, although some parts may now be dated. Stockwell examines often unjustified involvement of the CIA in many parts of the world, through thousands of covert operations, which have ended the lives of millions of people. He describes secret and obscure operations, some of which entailed the killing of people by the thousands at Angola, and others such as the one which overthrew the first democratic government in Guatemala, and the creation of the infamous "death squads" in that country and El Salvador, to murder civilians and seed terror among the people.


[Full Book] The Praetorian Starship The Untold Story Of The Combat Talon

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing
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Languages : en
Pages : 508

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Praetorian by , The Praetorian Starship The Untold Story Of The Combat Talon Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Praetorian Starship The Untold Story Of The Combat Talon books, Jerry Thigpen's study on the history of the Combat Talon is the first effort to tell the story of this wonderfully capable machine. This weapons system has performed virtually every imaginable tactical event in the spectrum of conflict and by any measure is the most versatile C-130 derivative ever produced. First modified and sent to Southeast Asia (SEA) in 1966 to replace theater unconventional warfare (UW) assets that were limited in both lift capability and speed the Talon I quickly adapted to theater UW tasking including infiltration and resupply and psychological warfare operations into North Vietnam. After spending four years in SEA and maturing into a highly respected UW weapons system the Joint Chief of Staff (JCS) chose the Combat Talon to lead the night low-level raid on the North Vietnamese prison camp at Son Tay. Despite the outcome of the operation the Talon I cemented its reputation as the weapons system of choice for long-range clandestine operations. In the period following the Vietnam War United States Air Force (USAF) special operations gradually lost its political and financial support which was graphically demonstrated in the failed Desert One mission into Iran. Thanks to congressional supporters like Earl Hutto of Florida and Dan Daniel of Virginia funds for aircraft upgrades and military construction projects materialized to meet the ever-increasing threat to our nation. Under the leadership of such committed hard-driven officers as Brenci Uttaro Ferkes Meller and Thigpen the crew force became the most disciplined in our Air Force. It was capable of penetrating hostile airspace at night in a low-level mountainous environment covertly to execute any number of unconventional warfare missions.


[Full Book] Nova Praetorian

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Publisher: Blueheart Press
Author: N. R. Walker
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 408

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Praetorian by N. R. Walker, Nova Praetorian Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Nova Praetorian books, Quintus, a trainer of gladiators, and Kaeso, a slave, forge a bond that far exceeds the collar at Kaeso's neck. Thrown into a world of politics and conspiracy, they move against time to save Rome before traitors and the gods themselves see to their end. And in doing so, see the dawn of the nova praetorian-the new guard-rise.


[Full Book] The Role Played By The Praetorian Guard In The Events Of Ad 69 As Described By Tacitus In His Historiae

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Author: Sandra Ottley
Category : Praetorian Guard
Languages : en
Pages : 546

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The Role Played By The Praetorian Guard In The Events Of Ad 69 As Described By Tacitus In His Historiae

Praetorian by Sandra Ottley, The Role Played By The Praetorian Guard In The Events Of Ad 69 As Described By Tacitus In His Historiae Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Role Played By The Praetorian Guard In The Events Of Ad 69 As Described By Tacitus In His Historiae books, In AD 69 the Praetorian Guard played an important, often crucial role, in both the political and military events of the year. Frequently referred to as the 'Year of the four emperors', AD 69 was a year of marked political upheaval, assassination and civil war. Three men, Galba, Otho, and Vitellius all ruled briefly as emperor, until Vespasian emerged as the ultimate victor, restoring peace to the Roman world and establishing the Flavian dynasty (AD 69 96). Tacitus documented the events of this turbulent year in vivid detail in the surviving books of his Historiae. Fortunately, for the purposes of this study Tacitus' narrative frequently highlights the actions and motivations of not only the Praetorian Prefects, but also the Praetorian officers and the rank and file of the Guard. This thesis intends to bring together the Praetorian Guard, the year AD 69 and the historian Tacitus. It will examine comprehensively the involvement of the Praetorian Guard in the most significant political and military events of the year and will explore the behaviour and motivations of the Praetorian Prefects, the Praetorian officers and the Praetorian soldiers. Although there have been a number of excellent studies on Tacitus' Historiae, no previous survey of this year has focussed exclusively on the Praetorian Guard. While Tacitus' narrative forms the basis for the study the chance survival of three other parallel though briefer accounts the biographies in Plutarch and Suetonius, and the epitome of Cassius Dio's history allows some opportunity to assess his historical accuracy. Non-literary sources, such as coins, inscriptions and archaeological remains are also employed for this purpose whenever possible. It will become clear during the course of this thesis that while the actual role played by the Praetorian Guard under each emperor varied considerably, one factor remains constant: their overall importance and contribution to each reign was considerable, though not necessarily always positive, and their decisions and subsequent actions could determine the course of events.


[Full Book] The Praetorians

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Author: Jean Lartéguy
Category : Algeria
Languages : en
Pages : 352

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Praetorian by Jean Lartéguy, The Praetorians Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Praetorians books, Covers the period in Algeria from the revolution of May, 1958, until December, 1960, when the paratroopers understand that the cause of French Algeria is lost for ever.


[Full Book] Optimus

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Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
Author: P. M. Prescott
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 280

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Praetorian by P. M. Prescott, Optimus Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Optimus books, Christian tradition holds that while the apostle Paul was under house arrest awaiting trial in Rome, authorities had to change his guards because he kept converting them. This is a story about one of those guards. Sextus Cassius Optimus of the Praetorian Guard becomes a Christian and marries into a group of high-ranking Romans who are intent on having a Christian emperor. Along the way he befriends Epictetus and Josephus, while his service covers the reigns from Claudius through Domitian.


[Full Book] Praetorian

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Publisher: Bantam
Author: Thomas Gifford
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 736

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Praetorian by Thomas Gifford, Praetorian Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Praetorian books, Thomas Gifford, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Assassini, creates a masterful suspense novel of obsession and betrayal, set in World War II Italy. "A classic thriller".--Publishers Weekly.


[Full Book] Praetorian Of Dorn

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Publisher: Games Workshop
Author: John French
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 480

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Praetorian by John French, Praetorian Of Dorn Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Praetorian Of Dorn books, Terra comes under attack from an enemy within as the Imperial Fists and Rogal Dorn prepare for the coming of Horus. Recalled from the Great Crusade after Ullanor, Rogal Dorn and the VII Legion were appointed as the Emperor’s praetorians, but only after the Warmaster Horus' treachery was revealed did the full extent of that sacred duty become apparent. Now, the Solar System comes under attack for the first time since the war began, and many of the seemingly impregnable defences wrought by Dorn and his Imperial Fists Legion prove inadequate. With all eyes fixed firmly upon this new threat beyond the gates of Terra, who in turn will protect Dorn from the enemy within?


[Full Book] The Praetorian File

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Publisher: Lulu.com
Author: Allan McLeod
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 408

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Praetorian by Allan McLeod, The Praetorian File Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Praetorian File books, HARDCOVER EDITION "The Praetorian File" begins when a powerhouse women's magazine hires Paige to write a story about Jenny Ross, a bright young scientist who has created thinking robots. But the day before Paige's interview, Jenny is murdered. Immediately, Paige's journalistic instincts kick in, and she becomes determined to find out who killed Jenny and what lay behind their motive. A thrilling, fast-paced read, "The Praetorian File" keeps readers on the edge of their seats when Paige learns that getting to the bottom of this twisted scheme will endanger the lives of those around her. As Praetorian closes in, Paige doesn't know who she can trust, or where to turn for help, so she courageously steps out and places her own life on the line to solve the sinister mystery of "The Praetorian File."


[Full Book] The Praetorian Black Op

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Author: Jack Colt
Category :
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Pages : 708

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Praetorian by Jack Colt, The Praetorian Black Op Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Praetorian Black Op books, An ancient Greek philosopher said, "Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back." In the year 25 A.D. in ancient Rome, warrior Marcus Claudius Marcellus was a Centurion in the Emperor's Praetorian Guard. He was ordered to the eastern edge of the Empire to master Asian fighting techniques. There he became involved in a tavern brawl that turned into a fight to the death. This brawl changes Marcus' life. He is ordered to solo foreign duty as a spy into the most hostile Roman province. There he encounters events that cause him to rethink his Roman ways. Returning to ancient Rome, where everything bad finds its way, he must fight on the most deadly battlefield of all, the politics of Imperial Rome. Can he survive the deadly threats he now faces?


[Full Book] Sherman S Praetorian Guard Civil War Letters Of John Mcintyre Lemmon 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry

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Publisher: Lulu.com
Author: Daniel Masters
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 258

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Sherman S Praetorian Guard Civil War Letters Of John Mcintyre Lemmon 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Praetorian by Daniel Masters, Sherman S Praetorian Guard Civil War Letters Of John Mcintyre Lemmon 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sherman S Praetorian Guard Civil War Letters Of John Mcintyre Lemmon 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry books, This collection of Civil War letters from the pen of Captain John M. Lemmon of the 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry fills a void in Civil War scholarship, covering the entire service of one of most highly regarded regiments in the Army of the Tennessee. Lemmon enlisted in 1861 and served with the 72nd Ohio throughout its term of service. Captain Lemmon proved a keen observer of the war and the issues over which it was fought; his record within the regiment was one of an earnest yet modest officer. His letters document the war as it was fought in western Tennessee and northern Mississippi, a theater characterized equally by grand engagements and periods of tedium. From Shiloh to Vicksburg, Brice's Crossroads to Nashville and beyond, Sherman's Praetorian Guards tells the complete story of the 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.