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Lets Join the Legion!!!
Reviewed in the United States on May 22, 2012
This book, along with Caesar's Legion, just make you want to have lived during the time of the Legion. The historical detail in these two books are richly packed for the reader. Certain Legions built for themselves remarkable reputations to have lasted for two thousand years. Life amongst the Legions was a difficult, but often fulfilling life for the thousands of men who enlisted. They grew into one of the most disciplined fighting forces the world has ever known, and were it not for vicious civil wars, the Empire probably would have lasted another two hundred years. Greed and poor political decision making on the part of the Senate and People of Rome, with marginally quality leadership from the Emperor's office resulted in devastating destruction of the Empire in the end. Nero's Killing Machine details the remarkable devotion of one of Rome's greatest Legions, from success to failure to success. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in either military history, or the history of the Roman Empire's Legions.