Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers


247-183 B. C.

Carthaginian general considered to be one of the greatest military leaders of the ancient world.

November 1998

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL



Ardant du Picq, Charles. Battle Studies: Ancient and Modern Battle, translated from the eighth edition in the French by John N. Greely and Robert C. Cotton. Harrisburg, PA, Military Service, 1958. 273 p.
Analysis of the Battle of Canae, pp 56-69.
Book call no.: 355.48 Ar2

Baker, George Philip. Hannibal. New York, Dodd, Mead, 1929. 332 p.
Book call no.: 92 H245b

Bradford, Ernle. Hannibal. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1981. 223 p.
Book call no.: 92 H245ba

Breasted, James H. Ancient Times: A History of the Early World. Boston, Ginn, 1916. 742 p.
See especially pages 535-548.
Book call no.: 930 B74a

Burne, Alfred H. The Art of War on Land: Illustrated by Campaigns and Battles of All Ages. 2nd ed. London, Methuen, 1950. 227 p.
The Trebia and Lake Trasimene, pp 60-70.
Book call no.: 355.48 B963a 1950

The Cambridge Ancient History. Volume 8: Rome and the Mediterranean, 218-133 B.C., edited by S. A. Cook and others. Cambridge, Eng, Cambridge University Press, 1923-39. 12 vols.
Volume 8: See index under Hannibal for appropriate page references.
Second edition of vol.8 also available: 930 C17 1970 v.8
Book call no.: 930 C17 v.8

Capps, Robert S. Hannibal's Lieutenant: A Unique Biography of Hannibal. Alexandria, VA, Manor House, 1994. 349 p.
Book call no.: 92 H245c

Cottrell, Leonard. Hannibal: Enemy of Rome. New York, Da Capo Press, 1961. 257 p.
Book call no.: 92 H245ca

DeBeer, Gavin R. Alps and Elephants: Hannibal's March. London, G. Bles, 1955. 123 p.
Book call no.: 937 D286a

Dodge, Theodore Ayrault. Hannibal: A History of the Art of War among the Carthaginians and Romans Down to the Battle of Pyana, 168 BC with a Detailed Account of the Second Punic War. Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole, 1994. 682 p.
Book call no.: 937.04 D645h

Dupuy, Trevor N. The Military Life of Hannibal, Father of Strategy. New York, F. Watts, 1969. 161 p.
Book call no.: 937.04 D945m

Fuller, John Frederick Charles. A Military History of the Western World. New York, Funk & Wagnalls, 1954. 3 vols.
Volume 1: See pages 122-145.
Book call no.: 355.48 F96m v.1

Great Captains Before Napoleon. West Point, NY, Dept of Military Art and Engineering, United States Military Academy, 1945. 80 p.
Hannibal, pp 17-35. Includes maps of battles at Trebia, Lake Trasimene, and Cannae.
Book call no.: 355.48 U58g

Great Lives from History. Ancient and Medieval Series, edited by Frank N. Magill. Pasadena, CA, Salem Press, 1988. 5 vols.
Volume 2: Hannibal, pp 882-887.
Book call no.: R 920.00901 G786 v.2

Jones, Archer. The Art of War in the Western World. Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 1987. 740 p.
Tactics of Hannibal, pp 29-32.
Strategy of Hannibal, pp 65-72.
See index for other references to Hannibal.
Book call no.: 355.009 J76a

Lamb, Harold. Hannibal: One Man Against Rome. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, 1958. 310 p.
Book call no.: 92 H245L

Lazenby, J. F. Hannibal's War: A Military History of the Second Punic War. Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press, 1998. 340 p.
Book call no.: 947.04 L431h

Liddell Hart, B. H. Strategy. 2nd rev.ed. New York, Meridian, 1967. 426 p.
See pages 24-33 and index for other references.
Book call no.: 355.48 L712d 1991

Livy, with an English translation by B. O. Foster. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1926-1959. 13 vols.
See references in indices of vols 4-13, especially vols which includes battle maps.
Book call no.: 878 L 788LEs v.1-13

MacDonald, John. Great Battlefields of the World. New York, Macmillan, 1984. 200 p.
Cannae/August, 216 B.C., pp 10-13.
Book call no.: R 904.7 M135g

May, Elmer C. and others. Ancient and Medieval Warfare. Wayne, NJ, Avery Publishing Group, 1984. 124 p. (West Point military history series)
Hannibal Challenges the Roman Republic, pp 43-65.
Book call no.: 355.00938 M466a

The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Biography. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1973. 12 vols.
Volume 5: Hannibal, pp 86-88.
Book call no.: R 920.02 M147 v.5

Mills, Dorothy. The Book of the Ancient Romans: An Introduction to the History and Civilization of Rome from the Traditional Date of the Founding of the City to Its Fall in 476 A.D. New York, Putnam's Sons, 1927. 464 p.
The Second Punic War, 218-201 B.C., pp 145-177.
Book call no.: 937 M62b

Mitchell, William A. Outlines of the World's Military History. 4th ed. Harrisburg, PA , Military Service, 1940. 752 p.
Hannibal, pp 69-100.
Book call no.: 355.48 M68o4

Montross, Lynn. War Through the Ages. Rev and enlarged 3rd ed. New York, Harper & Row, 1960. 1063 p.
See pages 55-69.
Book call no.: 355 M76w 1960

One Hundred Great Lives, edited by John Allen (pseudonym). Rev ed. New York, Greystone Press, 1948. 790 p.
Hannibal, pp 268-274.
Book call no.: 920.02 D433o 1948

The Oxford Classical Dictionary, edited by Simon Hornblower and Anthony Spawforth. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1996. 1640 p.
Hannibal, pp 665-666.
Book call no.: R 913.38 O98 1996

Polybius. The Histories, with an English translation by W. R. Paton. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1922-27. 6 vols.
See multiple references to Hannibal in the indices of all 6 vols, especially v.1-4.
Book call no.: 888 P781h v.1-6

Prevas, John. Hannibal Crosses the Alps: The Enigma Re-Examined. Rockville Centre, NY, Sarpedon, 1998. 232 p.
Book call no.: 937.04 P944h

The Punic Wars: Conquest of Rome's Greatest Foe (videorecording). St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada, Madacy Entertainment Group, 1995. 50 min. (Battles that changed the world)
Book call no.: 937.04 P984 (video)

Robinson, Charles A., Jr. Ancient History from Prehistoric Times to the Death of Justinian. New York, Macmillan, 1951. 738 p.
The Second Punic War (218-201 B.C.), pp 476-484.
Book call no.: 930 R658a

Rostovtzeff, M. Rome, translated from the Russian by J. D. Duff. New York, Oxford University Press, 1960. 347 p.
See index under Hannibal for appropriate page references.
Book call no.: 937 R839r

Schlieffen, Alfred Graf von. Cannae. Rev ed. Fort Leavenworth, KS, Command and General Staff School, 1936. 239 p.
See pages 1-4.
Book call no.: 355.09 S344c 1936 (Special Collection)

Shaw, Roger. One Hundred and Seventy-Five Battles by Land, Sea and Air. Harrisburg, PA, Military Service, 1937. 268 p.
See Pages 13-19.
Book call no.: 355.48 S535o

Spaulding, Oliver L. and others. Warfare: A Study of Military Methods from the Earliest Times. Washington, Infantry Journal Press, 1937. 601 p.
See pages 115-139.
Book call no.: 355.09 Sp2w 1937

Strauss, Barry S. and Ober, Josiah. The Anatomy of Error: Ancient Military Disasters and Their Lessons for Modern Strategists. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1990. 272 p.
Hannibal Versus Rome: How To Win Battles and Lose a War, pp 132-161.
Book call no.: 355.48093 S912a

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Baggett, David L. Letters from an Army Officer to His Son Concerning the Study of the Great Captains. Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, June 1988. 50 p.
Hannibal, pp 11-18.
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-14 B144L

Johnson, Michael R. The Campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio: Searching for Congruency. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, March 1997. 35 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 J686c

Peck, Anne T. Great Warriors: Hannibal Barca and Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus. Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, April 1984. 78 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 43122 P3661g

Twitchell, Randall E. Hannibal: A Leader for Today. Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, June 1998. 161 p.
Doc. call no.: M-U 42022 T974h


Fonner, D. Kent. After Avidly Studying the Tactics of Hannibal, Scipio Africanus Eventually Bested His Carthaginian Adversary. Military History 12:10+ March 1996.

Fournie, Daniel A. Treachery Caused the Romans to Lose the Vital Port of Tarentum--And Helped Them Take It Back Again. Military History 14:12+ March 1998.

Liddell Hart, B. H. Hannibal and Rome. Atlantic Monthly 142:532-542 October 1928.

Monty, William K. Hannibal--Combat Leader of Decision. Armor 74:12-14 May-June 1965.

Riggs, Arthur S. Blitzkrieg Two Thousand Years Ago. Travel 78:29-30 January 1942.
Describes Hannibal's siege of Saguntum.

Sheldon, Rose Mary. Hannibal's Spies. International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 1, no.3:53-70 1986.

Surtees, G. Hannibal's Campaigns in Italy. Army Quarterly and Defence Journal 98:100-108 April 1969.

Sutcliffe, John. Hannibal's War. Strategy and Tactics 141:5-12 March 1991.

Yocherer, Greg. Classic Battle Joined (Battle of Cannae, 216 BC). Military History 8:26-32 February 1992.

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