Caesar

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Arrow, 2003 - Historical fiction - 843 pages
9 Reviews

The fifth book in the epic Masters of Rome series.

Gaul. 54 BC. Julius Caesar sweeps across Gaul, brutally subduing the united tribes who defy the Republic. But, at home, his enemies are orchestrating his downfall and disgrace. Vindictive schemers like Cato and Bibulus, the spineless Cicero, the avaricious Brutus. Even Pompey the Great, Caesar's former ally.

But all have underestimated Caesar. And when the Senate refuse to give him his due he marches upon his own country, an army prepared to die for him at his back. For rome is his destiny - a destiny that will impel him triumphantly on to the banks of the Rubicon, and beyond, into legend, as the noblest Roman of them all.

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User Review  - jerry-book - LibraryThing

This book follows Fortune's Favorites. In that book Sulla had tried to restore the ancient ways with rule by the Senate. It was not to be. Caesar is able to form a triumvirate of Pompey, Crassus, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

Except for some of the exposition scenes that led up to battles, this was a good book. Almost as good as the Sulla one, but not quite because although Caesar was a brilliant military man and strategist, he was really kind of boring on the personal front. Good book, though. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Colleen McCullough was born in Australia. A neurophysiologist, she established the department of neurophysiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, then worked as a researcher and teacher at Yale Medical School for ten years.

Her writing career began with the publication of Tim, followed by The Thorn Birds, a record-breaking international bestseller. The author of over ten other novels, including the acclaimed 'Masters of Rome' series, Dr McCullough also wrote lyrics for musical theatre.

Until her death in 2015 she lived on Norfolk Island in the Pacific with her husband.

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