Ancient Rome

Blood Of The Caesars

Cermanicus Caesar was Rome’s most dashing hero. The grandson of Mark Antony, nephew and adopted son of Tiberius, brother of Claudius, father of Caligula, and the grandfather of Nero, he was adored by the Roman people Read More

Caesar’s Legion

Since it was first published in 2002, Caesar’s Legion has been something of a sensation. To begin with, it was the first book-length study of an individual Roman legion ever published. And secondly, unlike the dry history books… Read More

Cleopatra’s Kidnappers

This, the third book in the Dando-Collins Roman legion series, is a little different from the other books in the series. While it still recounts the full history of the unit, for the most part it focuses on the two year-period when… Read More

Legions of Rome

Tracing the rise and fall of the legions through scores of battles involving Rome’s legions between 29 B.C. and A.D. 410, all described in detail, using contemporary accounts, with extensive maps, tables and diagrams… Read More

Mark Antony’s Heroes

A gripping account of a unit that made a name for itself under the first Mark Antony (Marcus Antonius) in the East, only to watch its early glory fade before it rose again under the leadership of a second Mark Antony (Marcus Antonius Primus), to strike fear into the hearts.. Read More

Nero’s Killing Machine

The 14th Legion, later the 14th Gemina Martia Victrix Legion, was wiped out while under Julius Caesar’s command. Reformed, it was soon savaged a second time. For a hundred years, the recruits who filled the cohorts of the 14th lived under the stain of the disgrace… Read More

The Ides

Be sure to remember, not how long was Caesar’s life,  but how short his reign  -  Brutus and Cassius, Caesar’s chief assassins,  in a 44 B.C. letter to Mark Antony… Read More

The Inquest

In A.D. 71 Julius Terentius Varro a Roman investigating magistrate, or quaestor, was sent to Judea to investigate the death of Jesus of Nazareth four decades earlier, with orders to prove that Jesus did not rise from the dead… Read More

The Great Fire of Rome

In the early hours of July 19, AD 64, a fire broke out in the city of Rome. A fire which, over the next seven days, grew into a massive conflagration that destroyed much of the city of one million people, and which ignited…Read More

American History

Standing Bear is a Person

In 1879, Standing Bear, a clan chief of the Ponca, a small Plains tribe that lived on the border between Nebraska and South Dakota and which had always adhered to its treaties with the United States Government, went to court to prove that, in the eyes of US law, he was a person… Read More

Tycoon’s War

When Nashville-born William Walker was 12, he entered university. When New Yorker Cornelius Vanderbilt was 12, he was already working for a living, having left school the previous year. The two men could not have been more different. But both wanted the same thing – control of Nicaragua… Read More

Australian History

Captain Bligh’s Other Mutiny

Prompted by a almost forgotten transcript of a London court martial, Stephen Dando-Collins has given Australian history the definitive account of what really took place in January, 1808, when John Macarthur inspired the New South Wales… Read More

Pasteur’s Gambit

In 1887, the desperate NSW Government of Sir Henry Parkes advertised an international competition for a biological cure for the rabbit plague then ravaging the farms of Australia and New Zealand. The competition, with a prize equivalent to $10 million today, would attract 1500 entries… Read More

Crack Hardy

‘Crack hardy’ was a saying among Australian and New Zealand troops in the First World War. It meant ‘put on a brave face,’ ‘grin and bear it.’ The Searle brothers had to crack hardy. Among the first to join the Australian Imperial Force in 1914, they would fight in some of the toughest battles of the war…Read More

Foreign Editions

  • L’Inviato

    L’Inviato

  • El Inform de Judea

    El Inform de Judea

  • A Legiao de Cesar

    A Legiao de Cesar

  • Porywacze Kleopatry

    Porywacze Kleopatry