Under the Eagle Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Under the Eagle


  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2002-12-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429968270

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Under the Eagle Excerpt :

In this first book of a new historical fiction series, a crack Roman legion invades Britain in this brazen tale of military adventure, political intrigue and heroism It is the year 42 AD, and Centurion Macro, battle-scarred and fearless, is in the heart of Germany with the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. Cato, a new recruit and the newly appointed second-in-command to Macro, will have more to prove than most. In a bloody skirmish with local tribes, Cato gets his first chance to prove that he's more than a callow, privileged youth. As their next campaign takes them to a land of unparalleled barbarity - Britain - a special mission unfolds, thrusting Cato and Macro headlong into a conspiracy that threatens to topple the Emperor himself. Filled with the kind of historical details that brings the adventure to life, Simon Scarrow's Under the Eagle is destined to become a military fiction classic.

Under the Eagle Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Under the Eagle


  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
  • Release Date : 2001-10-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0312278705

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Under the Eagle Excerpt :

It is the year 42 AD, and Centurion Macro, battle-scarred and fearless, is in the heart of Germany with the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. Cato, a new recruit and the newly appointed second-in-command to Macro, will have more to prove than most. In a bloody skirmish with local tribes, Cato gets his first chance to prove that he's more than a callow, privileged youth. As their next campaign takes them to a land of unparalleled barbarity - Britain - a special mission unfolds, thrusting Cato and Macro headlong into a conspiracy that threatens to topple the Emperor himself.

Under the Eagle Book
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

Under the Eagle


  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2001-10-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 0312278705

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Under the Eagle Excerpt :

Two Roman soldiers--battle-hardened centurion Macro and Cato, a new recruit--head for Britain with the invading Roman army in 42 A.D. where they will stumble into a plot to overthrow the emperor.

The Eagle and the Wolves  Eagles of the Empire 4  Book

The Eagle and the Wolves Eagles of the Empire 4


  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780755350858

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The Eagle and the Wolves Eagles of the Empire 4 Excerpt :

IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME! THE EAGLE AND THE WOLVES is the gripping fourth novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. 'A new book in Simon Scarrow's long-running series about the Roman army is always a joy' The Times Britannia, AD 44. Occupation is never easy. The enemy is butchering their supply convoys, their garrison town is starving and the truce with the locals is uneasy at best. Young Cato, newly promoted, and veteran centurion Macro are ordered to train the Wolves and the Boars, two cohorts of barbarian Britons, and introduce them to the brutal drills of the Roman Imperial Army. Macro is confident they'll win the natives over, but Cato worries about putting weapons into the hands of potential rebels. Ultimately, only one thing matters: is there a difference between the enemy at their gates, and the allies in their own camp?

Under the Eagle Book

Under the Eagle


  • Author : Samuel Holiday
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780806151014

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Under the Eagle Excerpt :

Samuel Holiday was one of a small group of Navajo men enlisted by the Marine Corps during World War II to use their native language to transmit secret communications on the battlefield. Based on extensive interviews with Robert S. McPherson, Under the Eagle is Holiday’s vivid account of his own story. It is the only book-length oral history of a Navajo code talker in which the narrator relates his experiences in his own voice and words. Under the Eagle carries the reader from Holiday’s childhood years in rural Monument Valley, Utah, into the world of the United States’s Pacific campaign against Japan—to such places as Kwajalein, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. Central to Holiday’s story is his Navajo worldview, which shapes how he views his upbringing in Utah, his time at an Indian boarding school, and his experiences during World War II. Holiday’s story, coupled with historical and cultural commentary by McPherson, shows how traditional Navajo practices gave strength and healing to soldiers facing danger and hardship and to veterans during their difficult readjustment to life after the war. The Navajo code talkers have become famous in recent years through books and movies that have dramatized their remarkable story. Their wartime achievements are also a source of national pride for the Navajos. And yet, as McPherson explains, Holiday’s own experience was “as much mental and spiritual as it was physical.” This decorated marine served “under the eagle” not only as a soldier but also as a Navajo man deeply aware of his cultural obligations.

Under the Eagle Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

Under the Eagle


  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Cato, Quintus Licinius (Fictitious character)
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 0755349709

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Under the Eagle Excerpt :

When Quintus Licinius Cato, a formerly pampered imperial slave, is forced to join the army, the other members of the Second Legion doubt he will be able to adapt to their harsh lifestyle. Cato earns his freedom when he proves himself to Centurion Lucius Cornelius Macro in battle. Landing in Britain as part of an expeditionary force, Cato and Macro attempt to foil a traitorous plot involving unbridled political ambitions and a concealed cache of gold

The Eagle s Conquest Book

The Eagle s Conquest


  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Great Britain
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 0747272832

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The Eagle s Conquest Excerpt :

When Centurion Macro arrives on the shores of Britain to take part in the Emperor Claudius's invasion in the summer of AD 43, he knows he will be facing one of the toughest campaigns of his battle-scarred career. But nothing could have prepared him for the brutality and bravery of the British warriors. In a series of bloody battles, Macro and his young subordinate, Optio Cato, and the desperately outnumbered Roman army, must find and defeat the enemy before he can grow strong enough to overwhelm the legions. But the Britons are not the only foe facing Macro and Cato. A sinister organisation opposed to the Emperor is secretly betraying the brave men of the legions. And when rumours of an assassination attempt coincide with the Emperor's arrival on British soil, the soldiers realise they are up against a force more ruthless than their acknowledged enemy, and that time is running out if they are to prevent Claudius's glorious victory turning to disaster.

When the Eagle Hunts Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

When the Eagle Hunts


  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2007-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429980326

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When the Eagle Hunts Excerpt :

Well-paced and intricately plotted, When the Eagle Hunts is a brazen tale of military adventure, political intrigue, and a suicide mission. Is the unflinching courage of the Roman army a match for the ruthless barbarity of the British tribes? In the bitter winter of a.d. 44, the Roman troops in Britain are impatiently awaiting the arrival of spring so that the campaign to conquer the island can be renewed. But the native Britons are growing more cunning in their resistance, constantly snapping at the heels of the mighty Roman forces. When the most brutal of the native tribesmen, the Druids of the Dark Moon, capture the shipwrecked wife and children of General Plautius, quick action is called for. Two volunteers from the crack Second Legion must venture deep into hostile territory in a desperate attempt to rescue the prisoners.

The Eagle of the Ninth Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Eagle of the Ninth


  • Author : Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press - Children
  • Release Date : 2011-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192732675

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The Eagle of the Ninth Excerpt :

Four thousand men disappeared and their eagle standard was lost. It's a mystery that's never been solved, until now . . .Marcus has to find out what happened to his father, who led the legion. So he sets out into the unknown, on a quest so dangerous that nobody expects him to return.The Eagle of the Ninth is heralded as one of the most outstanding children's books of the twentieth century and has sold over a million copies worldwide.Rosemary Sutcliff's books about Roman Britain have won much acclaim. The author writes with such passion and with such attention to detail that the Roman age is instantly brought to life and stays with the reader long after the last page has been turned.

The Eagle s Prey Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Eagle s Prey


  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2005-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9780312324513

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The Eagle s Prey Excerpt :

A fifth installment of the historical series that includes The Eagle and the Wolves and When the Eagle Hunts finds battle-weary Roman legions in a campaign against the British tribes in 44 AD, during which Macro and Cato are forced to choose between dying under the orders of General Plautius or becoming fugitives.

Under the Eagle  Eagles of the Empire 1  Book

Under the Eagle Eagles of the Empire 1


  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780755350827

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Under the Eagle Eagles of the Empire 1 Excerpt :

IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME! UNDER THE EAGLE is the gripping first novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling EAGLES OF THE EMPIRE series. A must read for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. Praise for Simon Scarrow's compelling novels: 'Gripping and moving' The Times AD 42, Germany. Tough, brutal and unforgiving. That's how new recruit Cato is finding life in the Roman Second Legion. He may have contacts in high places, but he could really use a friend amongst his fellow soldiers right now. Cato has been promoted above his comrades at the order of the Emperor and is deeply resented by the other men. But he quickly earns the respect of his Centurion, Macro, a battle-hardened veteran as rough and ready as Cato is quick-witted and well-educated. They are poles apart, but soon realise they have a lot to learn from one another. On a campaign to Britannia - a land of utter barbarity - an enduring friendship begins. But as they undertake a special mission to thwart a conspiracy against the Emperor they rapidly find themselves in a desperate fight to survive...

The Legion  Eagles of the Empire 10  Book

The Legion Eagles of the Empire 10


  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Headline
  • Release Date : 2010-11-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780755357208

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The Legion Eagles of the Empire 10 Excerpt :

IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME! THE LEGION is the action-packed tenth novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden.'Scarrow's [novels] rank with the best' Independent Egypt, AD 49. Cato, one of the youngest Prefects of the Roman army, and Centurion Macro have a tough posting: to track down and destroy a gang of former gladiators who have turned to piracy. Driven by vengeance, these hardened brutes have been defiling temples, sinking Roman ships, and slaughtering men, women and children. What's worse is that they are doing it all under the name of Macro and Cato, in an attempt to stir up a rebellion against the occupying forces. And it's working. If Macro and Cato don't stop the pirates in time, it could be the beginning of the end for the Roman Empire...

The Eagle in the Sand Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Eagle in the Sand


  • Author : Simon Scarrow
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Historical fiction
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 0755350014

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The Eagle in the Sand Excerpt :

The seventh novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Roman series. Trouble is brewing in Syria, on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire. With the troops in a deplorable state, centurions Macro and Cato are despatched to restore the competence of the cohort. But another challenge faces them as Bannus, a local tribesman, is brewing up trouble and preaching violent opposition to Rome. As the local revolt grows in scale, Macro and Cato must stamp out corruption in the cohort and restore it to fighting fitness to quash Bannus - before the eastern provinces are lost to the Empire forever...

Under the Eagle Book

Under the Eagle


  • Author : Jenny Pearce
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Antilles - Politique et gouvernement
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173009873514

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War of the Eagles Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

War of the Eagles


  • Author : Eric Walters
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 1998-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551430997

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War of the Eagles Excerpt :

During World War II near Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Jed comes to better understand and take pride in his British and native Tsimshian ancestry through caring for an injured eagle at a military fort and losing his Japanese Canadian best friend to aninternment camp.