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Conquering Jerusalem

Conquering Jerusalem The AD 66-70 Roman Campaign to Crush the Jewish Revolt

In the first book ever devoted to the First Jewish Revolt, award-winning author and historian Stephen Dando-Collins provides unparalleled insight into the fight for Jerusalem. Known as the Great Revolt by Jewish communities and as the Judean War by the Romans, Dando-Collins details the conflict... more

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In the first book ever devoted to the First Jewish Revolt, award-winning author and historian Stephen Dando-Collins provides unparalleled insight into the fight for Jerusalem. Known as the Great Revolt by Jewish communities and as the Judean War by the Romans, Dando-Collins details the conflict from both sides of the 4-year campaign. His examination of the revolt draws upon numerous archeological and forensic discoveries made since 2002 to illuminate the people and events as never before.

Neither side emerges from the conflict unscathed. Both were at times equally heroic and barbaric. In the end, the Jewish freedom fighters lost the war and their holy city–the focus of the revolt that the Roman military campaign fought to end. Yet, today, Jerusalem is once more the heart of the Jewish faith, while, thanks to Christianity–an offshoot of Judaism–the Roman Empire and its gods have long gone. Conquering Jerusalem illustrates that faith can have its rewards...and the tables can be turned if you wait long enough.

 

STEPHEN DANDO-COLLINS is the award-winning author of 40 books, including children's novels and biographies. The majority of his works deal with military history ranging from Greek and Roman times to...more

Reviews

"For far too long, the Great Revolt has been overlooked in the grand sweep of history. Stephen Dando-Collins finally gives this epochal event the focus it deserves, and in the way that only he can. Full of tragedy and triumph, heartbreak and heroism, Conquering Jerusalem deftly balances masterful storytelling with exquisite attention to detail. This book is a must read to understand this conflict, which still reverberates to this day."

Phillip Barlag, author of Evil Roman Emperors, The History of Rome in 12 Buildings, and The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar

"A gripping and pacy account of the Great Jewish Revolt against the might of Rome, from its chaotic inception to the final destruction and leveling of Jerusalem in AD 70. Stephen Dando-Collins narrates his well-researched account of the complex and often harrowing events with a punchy clarity. One can't help thinking that the revolt might have succeeded were it not for the extreme level of factionalism and infighting that beset the Jewish cause from beginning to end."

Paul N. Pearson, author of Maximinus Thrax: From Common Soldier to Emperor of Rome

“Stephen Dando-Collins tells this story as a rip-roaring yarn that clarifies both the complexities of combat and the political maneuvers that influenced the outcome of the military struggle.”

David Richter, professor emeritus at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York