Books in History by Stephen Dando-Collins

The Ides

The Ides Caesar's Murder and the War for Rome

Stephen Dando-Collins

The assassination of Julius Caesar is one of the most notorious murders in history. Two thousand years after it occurred, many compelling questions remain about his death: Was Brutus the hero and...

Caesar's Legion

Caesar's Legion The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome

Stephen Dando-Collins

A unique and splendidly researched story, following the trials and triumphs of Julius Caesar's Legio X-arguably the most famous legion of its day-from its activation to the slogging battle of...

Nero's Killing Machine

Nero's Killing Machine The True Story of Rome's Remarkable 14th Legion

Stephen Dando-Collins

The 14th Gemina Martia Victrix Legion was the most celebrated unit of the early Roman Empire–a force that had been wiped out under Julius Caesar, reformed, and almost wiped out again. After...

Cleopatra's Kidnappers

Cleopatra's Kidnappers How Caesars Sixth Legion Gave Egypt to Rome and Rome to Caesar

Stephen Dando-Collins

A powerful tale of war, romance, and one of history's most desperate gambles ...

Blood of the Caesars

Blood of the Caesars How the Murder of Germanicus Led to the Fall of Rome

Stephen Dando-Collins

Could the killing of Germanicus Julius Caesar—the grandson of Mark Antony, adopted son of the emperor Tiberius, father of Caligula, and grandfather of Nero—while the Roman Empire was still...

Mark Antony's Heroes

Mark Antony's Heroes How the Third Gallica Legion Saved an Apostle and Created an Emperor

Stephen Dando-Collins

This fourth book in Dando-Collins’s definitive history of Rome’s legions tells the story of Rome’s 3rd Gallica Legion, which put Vespasian on the throne and saved the life of the...

Rise of an Empire

Rise of an Empire How One Man United Greece to Defeat Xerxes's Persians

Stephen Dando-Collins

The true story behind the events in 300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to Zack Snyder's 300 ...

Caligula

Caligula The Mad Emperor of Rome

Stephen Dando-Collins

Explore all of the murder, madness and mayhem in Ancient Rome during the reign of the mad emperor, Caligula. ...

Cyrus the Great

Cyrus the Great Conqueror, Liberator, Anointed One

Stephen Dando-Collins

Cyrus the Great was a brilliant general who founded the Persian Empire, greatest empire of its day. He was also the king who freed the Jews from exile at Babylon and allowed them to return to...