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Author Talk: Archaeologist & Author Patrick N. Hunt


Patrick N. Hunt will discuss his new book Hannibal at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event.  Books will be available for sale and signing.

Hunt brings to life one of the greatest commanders of the ancient world:  Hannibal Barca of Carthage, the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps with his war elephants and brought Rome to its knees. Booklist writes, “Acknowledged Hannibal expert Hunt…examines in depth Hannibal’s activities in Carthage and Spain…This easily digestible and engrossing biography is ideal for general readers with an interest in ancient history.” Publishers Weekly writes, “The flourishes that make Hunt a popular on-air personality shine through…Hunt’s story of the doomed general, whose exploits are more celebrated than those of his vanquishers, will appeal to any reader interested in military history or strategy.”  

Hunt is an archaeologist, historian, and biographer who has taught humanities, archaeology, and mythology at Stanford University since 1993. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London, Hunt has been featured on TV documentaries, including National Geographic Explorer, Nova, and the Discovery Channel.  He is also a National Geographic Expeditions expert.  Articles about his Hannibal research have appeared in National Geographic, Archaeology Magazine, and Earth magazine among others.  He is the author of Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History and When Empires Clash: Twelve Great Battles in Antiquity, among other books. He lives in the Bay Area, California. For more information, visit his website at  

This program is part of the Friends Authors and Arts Series, supported by the Friends of the Livermore Library.