Stephen Dando-Collins
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Stephen Dando-Collins

Stephen Dando-Collins is the award-winning author of 40 books, including children's novels and biographies. The majority of his works deal with military history ranging from Greek and Roman times to American 19th century history and World War I and World War II. Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages including Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish, Russian, Albanian and Korean. Considered an authority on the legions of ancient Rome, his most recent work on the subject, 2012's Legions of Rome, was the culmination of decades of research into the individual legions of Rome. With all his books, Dando-Collins aims to travel roads that others have not, unearthing new facts and opening new perspectives on often forgotten or overlooked people and aspects of history. Australian-born, he has a background in advertising, marketing and market research. His latest book is MR SHOWBIZ, the first ever biography of international music, stage and movie mogul Robert Stigwood, who managed the Bee Gees, Cream, Clapton, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber among many others, and produced Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Saturday Night Fever and Grease.

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    • Caesar's Legion

    • The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: Stuart Langton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 535
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 324

    Stephen Dando-Collins paints a vivid and definitive portrait of daily life in the Tenth Legion....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You should really be interested in the topic first

    • By Ethan M. on 05-05-06

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Rise of an Empire

    • How One Man United Greece to Defeat Xerxes's Persians
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Rise of an Empire tells the story of the real men and events depicted in the movie 300, focusing on the Athenian general Themistocles, one of the world's greatest warriors....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • bad editing and...

    • By j.holmes on 08-04-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Taking Hawaii

    • How Thirteen Honolulu Businessmen Overthrew the Queen of Hawaii in 1893, With a Bluff
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: David Franklin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    In Taking Hawaii, award-winning author Stephen Dando-Collins reveals previously little-known facts uncovered during years of research on several continents....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An Excellent Piece of Writing Ruined by Narration

    • By Karen Hubbard on 03-29-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Nero's Killing Machine

    • The True Story of Rome's Remarkable 14th Legion
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    The 14th Gemina Martia Victrix Legion was the most celebrated unit of the early Roman Empire - a force that had been wiped out under Julius Caesar, reformed, and almost wiped out again....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Read anything by this author.

    • By Norbert S. Matson on 05-20-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Cleopatra's Kidnappers

    • How Caesar's Sixth Legion Gave Egypt to Rome and Rome to Caesar
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    A powerful tale of war, romance, and one of history's most desperate gambles....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Should be titled: The 6th Legion: Cleopatra's...

    • By jv on 01-03-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Blood of the Caesars

    • How the Murder of Germanicus Led to the Fall of Rome
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    This brilliant investigation of Germanicus Caesar’s death and its aftermath is both a compelling history and first-class murder mystery with a plot twist Agatha Christie would envy....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant, breathtaking, unforgettable

    • By Acteon on 06-14-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mark Antony's Heroes

    • How the Third Gallica Legion Saved an Apostle and Created an Emperor
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: John FitzGibbon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    This fourth book in Dando-Collins’ definitive history of Rome’s legions tells the story of Rome’s 3rd Gallica Legion, which put Vespasian on the throne and saved the life of the Christian apostle Paul....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • outstanding

    • By Kevin F Moring on 10-16-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Ides

    • Caesar’s Murder and the War for Rome
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    The assassination of Julius Caesar is one of the most notorious murders in history....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not Good History

    • By Garcia on 09-18-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Great Fire of Rome

    • The Fall of the Emperor Nero and His City
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    In A.D. 64, on the night of July 19, a fire began beneath the stands of Rome’s great stadium, the Circus Maximus. The fire would spread over the coming days to engulf much of the city of Rome...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad

    • By steve on 05-01-12

    Regular price: $19.56

    • The Big Break

    • The Greatest American WWII POW Escape Story Never Told
    • By: Stephen Dando-Collins
    • Narrated by: Paul Woodson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    In the tradition of Paul Brickhill's best-selling The Great Escape, comes the amazing true story of the most successful mass Allied escape of World War II from Schubin, Poland....

    Regular price: $24.49

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