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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Introduction xiii
  • 1: Useful Orphan 1
  • 2: Early Contests 7
  • 3: Beauty and the Beasts 14
  • 4: Fill of Blood 19
  • 5: Improvements 21
  • 6: The Elephant Mystery 25
  • 7: The Horror 31
  • 8: Alexander's Opinion 38
  • 9: Death on the Nile 42
  • 10: Elephants Marching 47
  • 11: Siege 54
  • 12: Cavalry Killers 58
  • 13: The Elephant Industry 68
  • 14: Unmitigated Gauls 75
  • 15: The Elephant of Surprise 80
  • 16: Flaming Pigs 87
  • 17: Chaos in the Streets 93
  • 18: War Elephants of Carthage 97
  • 19: Proud Mahouts 101
  • 20: Cruelty and Inhumanity 104
  • 21: The Lion's Brood 107
  • 22: Dangerous Waters 110
  • 23: Treacherous Paths 115
  • 24: The Best Laid Plans 119
  • 25: Stalemate 123
  • 26: Hasdrubal 126
  • 27: Rome's Genius 130
  • 28: Africa Versus Asia 135
  • 29: Day of Slaughter 141
  • 30: Weapons of Massive Destruction 146
  • 31: Guerrilla War 151
  • 32: The Running of the Bulls 156
  • 33: Pompey's Circus 159
  • 34: The Herd of Julius Caesar 161
  • 35: Arrogant Emperors 167
  • 36: Sackcloth, Ashes, and Prayer 170
  • 37: Breach of Faith 174
  • 38: The Year of the Elephant 177
  • 39: Early and Medieval Asia 181
  • 40: Charlemagne and Frederick 187
  • 41: Plump and Ready 191
  • 42: Mongol Hordes 197
  • 43: Pyramids of Skulls 202
  • 44: Thais, Burmese, Khmers, and Others 206
  • 45: The Great Mahout 210
  • 46: Beasts of Burden 220
  • 47: Mighty Engineers 225
  • 48: Targets of Opportunity 230
  • Index 315
  • About the Author 335
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