A pageant of history, handled in a unique way. Nevinson, journalist and traveler, parallels modern experience with experiences in another age:- the Dardanelles during the Great War and the Fall of Troy the retreat of the Greeks of a few years age and Cleopatra's departure from Actium. In quick succession the pages of history unfold. -- Babylon and Nebuchadnezzar; Zenophon and the Ten Thousand; Christ on the way to Calvary, the Battle of Agincourt, Joan of Arc at Chinon, the death of Byron in Greece, and so on and on. To each episode he gives a sense of reality, a drawing it into the present, a merging of time and space. It makes a stirring sort of book, romantic, scholarly, imaginative, Try it with these of your fiction readers who liked, I. Claudius.