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Publication Order of City Of Victory Books

Publication Order of Napoleonic Wars Books

True Soldier Gentlemen (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beat the Drums Slowly (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Send Me Safely Back Again (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
All in Scarlet Uniform (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Run Them Ashore (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whose Business is to Die (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Vindolanda Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Roman Army At War (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Punic Wars (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caesar's Civil War (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Name of Rome (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caesar (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cannae (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fall of the West / How Rome Fell (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antony and Cleopatra (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Roman Army (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fall of Carthage (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Caesar's Civil War 49-44 BC (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Augustus (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pax Romana (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hadrian's Wall (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Philip and Alexander (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rome and Persia (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of General Military Books

The British Home Guard Pocketbook (By: A.F.U. Green) (0)Description / Buy at Amazon
Otto Skorzeny: The Devil’s Disciple (By: Stuart Smith) (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forgotten Dead: Why 946 American Servicemen Died Off The Coast of Devon in 1944 (By: Mark Rogerson,Ken Small) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jackspeak: A Guide to British Naval Slang & Usage (By: Rick Jolly) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joshua L. Chamberlain: The Life in Letters of a Great Leader of the American Civil War (By: Thomas A. Desjardin) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunt the Bismarck: The Pursuit of Germany's Most Famous Battleship (By: Angus Konstam) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of Nowhere: A history of the military sniper, from the Sharpshooter to Afghanistan (By: Martin Pegler) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rome at War (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Struggle for a Vast Future: The American Civil War (By: Aaron Sheehan-Dean) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rolling Thunder In A Gentle Land: The Vietnam War Revisited (By: Andrew Wiest) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
FUBAR: Soldier Slang of World War II (By: Gordon L. Rottman) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Officer's Manual of the Western Front: 1914-1918 (By: Stephen Bull) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warship 2008 (By: John Jordan) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deceiving Hitler: Double-Cross and Deception in World War II (By: Terry Crowdy) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World (By: Brian Lavery) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The English Civil Wars, 1640-1660 (By: Blair Worden) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Greater Ally: The Untold Story of Poland's Forces in World War II (General Mi (By: Kenneth K. Koskodan) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battleground Prussia (By: Prit Buttar) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Road to Victory: From Pearl Harbor to Okinawa (By: Dale A. Dye,Robert J.O'Neill) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spitfire Pocket Manual: 1939-1945 (By: Martin Robson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Killers: Submarines and Underwater Warfare (By: Clive Cussler,James P. Delgado) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warship 2011 (By: John Jordan) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quick Training for War (By: Robert Baden-Powell,Martin Robson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Panther: Germany's quest for combat dominance (By: Michael; Green Gladys Green) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Para Fitness Guide (By: Sam McGrath) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rice Paddy Navy:U.S. Sailors Undercover in China (By: Linda Kush) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Commando Pocket Manual: 1940-1945 (By: Christopher Westhorp) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Concrete Hell: Urban Warfare From Stalingrad to Iraq (By: Lou DiMarco) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
America's Elite: U.S. Special Forces From The American Revolution To The Present Day (By: Chris McNab) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Tanks & AFVs of World War II (By: Michael Green) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Invasion 1914: The Schlieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne (By: Ian Senior) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Victory in Valhalla: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Bastogne to Berchtesgaden (By: Ian Gardner) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The SAS Pocket Manual: 1941-1945 (By: Christopher Westhorp) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Company of Heroes: A Forgotten Medal of Honor and Bravo Company’s War in Vietnam (By: EricPoole) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Germany Ascendant: The Eastern Front 1915 (By: Prit Buttar) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The History of the Panzerwaffe: Volume I: 1939–42 (By: ThomasAnderson) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finland at War: the Winter War 1939-40 (By: Vesa Nenye) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Knights: The Untold Story of the Men of the Legendary 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion (By: Victor Failmezger) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finland at War: The Continuation and Lapland Wars 1941–45 (By: Chris Birks,Vesa Nenye,Peter Munter,Toni Wirtanen) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Liberty or Death: The French Revolution (By: Peter McPhee) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Samurai Armour: Volume I: The Japanese Cuirass (By: Trevor Absolon) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maps of War: Mapping conflict through the centuries (By: Jeremy Black) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
We March Against England: Operation Sea Lion, 1940-41 (By: Robert Forczyk) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Instrument of War: The German Army 1914–18 (By: Dennis E. Showalter) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
With Their Bare Hands: General Pershing, the 79th Division, and the battle for Montfaucon (By: Gene Fax) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loco Spotter’s Guide (By: Stuart Black) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Range Desert Group in World War II (By: Gavin Mortimer) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sevastopol’s Wars: Crimea from Potemkin to Putin (By: Mungo Melvin) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodstained Sands: U.S. Amphibious Operations in World War II (By: Michael G. Walling) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soviet T-10 Heavy Tank and Variants (By: Stephen Sewell,James Kinnear) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow over the Atlantic: The Luftwaffe and the U-boats: 1943–45 (By: Jim Laurier,Robert Forsyth) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shot Down and in the Drink: True Stories of RAF and Commonwealth Aircrews Saved from the Sea in WWII (By: Graham Pitchfork) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Splintered Empires (By: Prit Buttar) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Panther (By: ThomasAnderson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Second World Wars (By: Victor Davis Hanson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Concorde Pocket Manual (By: Richard Johnstone-Bryden) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pacific Thunder: The US Navy's Central Pacific Campaign, August 1943–October 1944 (By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Case Red: The Collapse of France (By: Robert Forczyk) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legion versus Phalanx (By: Myke Cole) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mosquito Pocket Manual: All Marks in Service 1941–1945 (By: Martin Robson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Morning Star, Midnight Sun: The Guadalcanal-Solomons Naval Campaign of World War II (By: Jeffrey R. Cox) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cutty Sark Pocket Manual (By: Arron Hewett,Louise MacFarlane) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snapdragon: The World War II Exploits of Darby's Ranger and Combat Photographer Phil Stern (By: Liesl Bradner,PhilStern) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tidal Wave: From Leyte Gulf to Tokyo Bay (By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
HMS Belfast Pocket Manual (By: John Blake) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The German Soldier's Pocket Manual: 1914–18 (By: Stephen Bull) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Not Enough Room to Swing a Cat: Naval slang and its everyday usage (By: Martin Robson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valley Of The Shadow: The Siege Of Dien Bien Phu (By: Kevin M. Boylan,Luc Olivier) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Day of the Rangers: The Battle of Mogadishu 25 Years On (By: Leigh Neville) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forts: An illustrated history of building for defence (By: Jeremy Black,National Archives) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Third Reich is Listening: Inside German codebreaking 1939–45 (By: Christian Jennings) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Company Journeys Home: The Forgotten Impact on the Wives of Vietnam Veterans (By: Andrew Wiest) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Run to the Sound of the Guns: The True Story of an American Ranger at War in Afghanistan and Iraq (By: Nicholas Moore,Mir Bahmanyar) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soviet T-54 Main Battle Tank (By: Stephen Sewell,James Kinnear,Andrey Aksenov) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitler's Death (By: Luke Daly-Groves) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Bear at War: The Russian and Soviet Army, 1917–Present (By: Chris McNab,Mark Galeotti) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pirate World: A History of the Most Notorious Sea Robbers (By: Angus Konstam) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Survive in the Georgian Navy: A Sailor's Guide (By: National Archives) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Englishman Abroad: SOE Agent Dick Mallaby’s Italian Missions, 1943–45 (By: Gianluca Barneschi) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
War Bows: Longbow, crossbow, composite bow and Japanese yumi (By: Mike Loades) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pilgrim Days: A Lifetime of Soldiering from Vietnam to the SAS (By: Alastair MacKenzie) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Panzerartillerie: Firepower for the Panzer Divisions (By: ThomasAnderson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Holding the Line: The Naval Air Campaign In Korea (By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
World War II Battle by Battle (By: Nikolai Bogdanovic) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor for Friend and Foe: Britain's Frontline Medic in the Fight for the Falklands (By: Rick Jolly) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warship 2019 (By: John Jordan) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scapa 1919: The Archaeology of a Scuttled Fleet (By: Innes McCartney) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wade McClusky and the Battle of Midway (By: David Rigby) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
German submarine U-1105 'Black Panther': The naval archaeology of a U-boat (By: Aaron Stephan Hamilton) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soviet T-55 Main Battle Tank (By: Stephen Sewell,James Kinnear,Andrey Aksenov) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hurricane Pocket Manual: All marks in service 1939–45 (By: Martin Robson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
On a Knife's Edge (By: Prit Buttar) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Case White: The Invasion of Poland 1939 (By: Robert Forczyk) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sent by the Iron Sky: The Legacy of an American Parachute Battalion in World War II (By: Ian Gardner) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Persian War: In Herodotus and Other Ancient Voices (By: William Shepherd) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blazing Star, Setting Sun: The Guadalcanal-Solomons Campaign November 1942–March 1943 (By: Jeffrey R. Cox) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Audacious Missions of World War II: Daring Acts of Bravery Revealed Through Letters and Documents from the Time (By: National Archives) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Be PARA Fit: The 4-Week Formula for Elite Physical Fitness (By: Sam McGrath) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hitler's Tanks: German Panzers of World War II (By: Chris McNab) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Master Shipwright's Secrets: How Charles II built the Restoration Navy (By: Richard Endsor) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lawrence of Arabia on War: The Campaign in the Desert 1916–18 (By: Rob Johnson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Bridge: The German Victory at Arnhem, 1944 (By: Anthony Tucker-Jones) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rome - City in Terror: The Nazi Occupation 1943–44 (By: Victor Failmezger) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Will Run Wild: The Pacific War from Pearl Harbor to Midway (By: Thomas McKelvey Cleaver) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reckoning (By: Prit Buttar) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mutiny on the Spanish Main: HMS Hermione and the Royal Navy's Revenge (By: Angus Konstam) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood, Metal and Dust: The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq 2001–14 (By: Ben Barry) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Churchill Quiz Book: How much do you know about Britain's wartime leader? (By: Kieran Whitworth) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warship 2021 (By: John Jordan) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soviet T-62 Main Battle Tank (By: Stephen Sewell,James Kinnear,Andrey Aksenov) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jutland 1916: The Archaeology of a Naval Battlefield (By: Innes McCartney) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Smithsonian History of Warfare Books

War in the Air 1914-45 (By: Williamson Murray) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Civil War and the Wars of the Nineteenth Century (By: Brian Holden Reid) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warfare in the Eighteenth Century (By: Jeremy Black) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Second World War in Europe (By: Charles Messenger) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Second World War in the East (By: H.P. Willmott) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Art Of War: War And Military Thought (By: Martin van Creveld) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
War at Sea in the Age of Sail (By: Andrew D. Lambert) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
War at Sea in the Ironclad Age (By: Richard Hill) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
History of Warfare: The Renaissance at War (By: John Keegan,Thomas F. Arnold) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wars of National Liberation (By: Daniel Moran) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wars Of The Ancient Greeks (By: Victor Davis Hanson) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roman Warfare (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Great Commanders of the Ancient World, 1479BC - 453AD(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Adrian Goldsworthy
Adrian Goldsworthy is an English author of history and historical fiction highlighting the lives of notable men and women in history. He’s the author of numerous bestselling books including biographies of Augustus and Julius Caesar. Goldsworthy comes with a background in Ancient and Modern history as well as a doctorate in ancient military history. He has previously taught military history in various institutions, but writes full-time.
Caesar: Life of a Colossus
Caesar documents the rise and fall of Caesar one of the greatest Roman emperors. Besides from covering the man’s achievement, Goldsworthy also includes the details about him as a captive in the hands of pirates, seducer of his political rival’s wives, and as an acting high priest in a cult.

Goldsworthy paints a picture of a man with a complex character while highlighting some of the reasons why Caesar’s military and political leadership still with us resonates two centuries later. What are some of the challenges that Caesar had to overcome to rise to power? How about his wife and children? Get answers to these and more questions in this intriguing memoir.

The biography starts with a highlight of the many hats Caesar wore in the course of his life. From a fugitive to a rising politician, the author covers it all. Even the period when Caesar was considered an enemy to the State is highlighted here. All these occurrences are not just mentioned in passing. The author details them so well reading them will transport you to the past, thousands of years ago. Intriguingly, a man who had such an eventful life could leave such a notable mark in history.

Caesar tells the story of a man who had immense charm, a gift of practical intelligence, and a genius where the military command is concerned. Even though Cesar’s story has been told over and over countless times, the author does an excellent job of adding precise details about his youth and early life. Goldsworthy also brings to life the Gallic campaigns and the colliding personalities whose actions triggered the Civil War. The prose is gripping, and some scenes like the maneuvering between Caesar and Pompey will leave you breathless. Goldsworthy also highlights the bizarre occurrences during the Alexandrian war that read more like fiction.

It is important to note that the author gives an unbiased account of Caesar’s life. By presenting the facts, the author allows the reader to make their conclusions about the controversies surrounding Caesar’s life. This is not to mean that the novel reads like a boring history book, far from it. You can expect to sympathize with this great legend, and at times with that, he had made better choices. The story also touches on other people who interacted with Caesar throughout his life. From his stepson to the enemies he worked hard to defeat, you will read all about them here.

Caesar is a fun read that documents the life of this Roman emperor. The book is slightly over 500 words and comes in the form of text and black and white maps and photographs. If you have any interest in the life of Caesar, you are going to love this book. The narration is flawless, and the details are accurate and simple to understand. While this is not a book to gobble up in a single sitting, the writing is excellent, and the story is quite interesting.

The Punic Wars
The Punic Wars delivers a detailed account of one of the most significant conflicts in history. A lot has been written about this war, and Goldsworthy brings a new perspective on this notable period in history. The book concentrates on all the Punic Wars between Carthage and Rome. It is these wars that led to the dominance of the Roman empire. The military buffs are quite captivating, and so are the characters highlighted here. So, how did the wars start? What factors triggered them?

Goldsworthy writes like an academician but uses a simple enough language for the layman to understand. The story is strong on military techniques and history while also highlighting a few details about the key people involved in these wars. Some of these people include Fabius Maximus, Hannibal, and Scipio Aemilianus. Goldsworthy analyses the Carthage and Roman cultures and their differences. The author gives a well-documented account of the Roman political system as well as the army. The author explains in detail the factors that led to the three wars and the key highlights in each. By the end of the book, it will be easy to see how Rome triumphed over its political enemies.

Aside from just putting together historical facts, Goldsworthy also airs his views about different historical occurrences. For example, the author refutes the idea that Roman politics were broken down into parties. Unlike the current politics that are made of various political parties, client groups and the extended family mattered then. Elections were held more frequently, and they were decided based on a family’s past deeds and prestige. This was because the people believed that the younger generation could be depended on to uphold the past deeds in their family lineage. All the military leaders in Rome were loyal, but this could not be said of Carthage. Even with no political power, the poor supported the State and were happy to go whenever the need arose.
The Punic Wars is perfect if you are interested in learning about these conflicts and the rise of the Roman empire. The book is detailed without being boring, and it is clear that the author took the time to do his research. Goldsworthy is a great narrator, and the audio version of this book will literally transport you back over two thousand years. Do you want to get a fresh perspective on the Punic wars? Are you interested in more details that you will find in an ordinary history book? If your answer is yes, you can be sure that you are going to love this book. The author is quite knowledgeable about these and other historical periods, and it helps that he uses a language that is easy for everyone to understand.

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2 Responses to “Adrian Goldsworthy”

  1. Norman Yardley: 12 months ago

    June 2023.
    I have read your six books of the Napoleonic war series. Classic stories. Like a previous correspondent,Sheldon I to would like to read the finish to the series. I’m pushing on to 92 so my waiting time is shortening.

  2. SHELDON DAVID LEVY: 1 year ago

    Greetings and welcome to 2023. You may not remember me, but we corresponded about the Napoleonic series several years ago. Is there any chance that you will return to it can finish off the wars?




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