We had an enjoyable chat tonight tonight with Barry Strauss about his book, The Spartacus War, thank you again, Barry!
I had meant to ask him about a very recent book by Peter Stothard, On the Spartacus Road: A Spectacular Jorney Through Ancient Italy, but hadn't gotten around to it by the end of the chat. However, chat member Eric pointed me to Barry Strauss' own review in the WSJ: A Failed Rebel's Long Shadow.
I totally second this review! It also makes one want to explore more Ancient sources.
The book is an excellent companion to "The Spartacus War."