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Caesar: Life of a Colossus by Adrian Goldsworthy

thehabro's review against another edition

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informative reflective sad slow-paced

5.0

merv_d's review against another edition

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challenging informative inspiring reflective medium-paced

4.0

scipio_africanus's review against another edition

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5.0

A fair and balanced biography of one of the greatest men to ever live. Also a great window into Roman culture. Adrian Goldsworthy is a good writer.

ceeferg's review against another edition

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challenging informative slow-paced

4.0

davehershey's review against another edition

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5.0

This is a fantastic, in depth biography of Julius Caesar. There's not much else to say. If you want to read a biography of Caesar, you'd be hard pressed to find a better one. There are LOTS of details. I admit, I found myself almost skimming here and there. I had just read a book covering the same period so I was familiar with the events. If you want a book on the fall of the republic with details on all the characters, go with something like Tom Holland's Rubicon. This one, as advertised, is a bio so while of course Pompey, Crassus and Cicero show up the focus remains on Caesar.

omarmtz6's review against another edition

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5.0

An extraordinary book to read about one of the most famous person ever. The author’s last name is Goldsberry which is an apt way of describing this book. Gold for Goldsberry’s book.

theoricparrot's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging hopeful informative reflective slow-paced

5.0

kslucher's review against another edition

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informative tense slow-paced

4.0

caroparr's review against another edition

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3.0

A sober, careful biography with lots of details about military history, Goldsworthy's forte. Since I can never follow what's happening in a battle whether on screen or in print, this was wasted on me, unfortunately. A good companion for the other books I'm reading about ancient Rome, but I think I need a simpler, livelier biography of the great man.

nataliedeadname's review against another edition

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adventurous informative reflective fast-paced

4.0