Augustus by Adrian Goldsworthy

625 pages first pub 2014 (editions)

nonfiction biography history challenging informative slow-paced


The acclaimed historian and author of Caesar presents “a first-rate popular biography” of Rome’s first emperor, written “with a storyteller’s brio” (Washington Post).The story of Augustus’ life is filled with drama and contradiction, risky gambles...

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challenging 18%
reflective 18%
adventurous 9%
inspiring 9%


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