For so long I had avoided reading a book totally dedicated to the Gracchus brothers as I loved reading about Rome at war and not solely about politics. This book covers the lives and policies and murders of the famous brothers. It covers this so well in a great depth whilst still being readable. In covering this vital period the book covers all bases in detail, scope and readability.
The down side to this book as it delves into each brothers political careers and the situation at Rome during this time period it unfortunately neglects both brothers military careers. Tiberius fought at the sack of Carthage and was one of (if not the first) over the walls. This was skimmed over in a couple of sentences. Considering he was serving under one of his great future political enemies not to mention brother in law I would have thought it would have provided more detail. I know the scope of the third Punic war was not the aim of the book but Tiberius military life should have been better covered. The same is sadly true of Gaius career in Sardinia. This is the only downside of the book.
The subject of their political revolution and there lives bar there military service is covered brilliantly. At these second hand prices this book is a bargain and I doubt you will find a better book to cover this vital and intriguing period of Roman History