Read the first half on the flight to Disneyland; the second half on the way back. First off, this is a good book - well bound, thick pages, a joy to hold! Second, the contents are really well done. A nice overview of life as a Roman Soldier circa 100 AD, with a few "hints" about the future. An excellent description of camp life, training, discipline, and how battle was run and won. Color photos and wonderful illustrations just add to the beauty; kudos to the Ermine Street Guard for some great photos of Legionnaires in (re-en)action.
I was thrilled to see another book of the same format in a Downtown Disney bookstore; adding it to my reading list now.