John Sadler is a military historian living in Northumberland. He is extensively published on a range of periods and lectures on military history at Newcastle University's Centre for Lifelong Learning. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, a member of the Battlefield Trust and Guild of Battlefield Tour Guides. Rosie Serdiville is a social historian and re-enactor with a particular interest in the wider impact of war on civilian populations. She delights in spending time in archives: some of the most interesting characters in this volume have emerged from archival materials.
The battle of Alesia was a decisive moment in world History. Failure would have been a defeat for Caesar not just in Gaul, but at Rome, and without this victory, Rome might never have become a worldwide power. * All About History * It is clear that the authors know what they are talking about. * Miniature Wargames - William de Pretre * The photographic section is a definite highlight...a good account of one of the most decisive battles of the ancient world. * War History Online * If you are looking for a more in-depth narrative of the campaign and its protagonists, the place of this battle in history and its long term impact I would certainly recommend this book for your collection. * Society of Ancients newsletter * Those seeking a primer on Alesia need look no further than this excellent book. * Military History Magazine * Caesar's Greatest Victory... is scholarly but ultimately readable, and introduces a campaign which is left out of secondary school and Latin teaching... A fascinating account of something I'd never heard of. * Books Monthly *