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Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic (Abacus 40th Anniversary) Paperback – Special Edition, 4 Apr 2013

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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Abacus; 40th Anniversary edition edition (4 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0349138958
  • ISBN-13: 978-0349138954
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 3.1 x 19.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 574,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book that really held me, in fact, obsessed me, was Rubicon . . . This is narrative history at its best. Bloody and labyrinthine political intrigue and struggle, brilliant oratory, amazing feats of conquest and cruelty (Ian McEwan Guardian)

A modern, well-paced and finely observed history which entertains as it informs (Observer)

I owe a debt of gratitude to Tom Holland not just for reminding me of great figures who bestrode the Roman world - Pompey and Crassus, Cato, Cicero and Caesar - but for explaining what it was that made Rome the greatest superpower the world has known, why it lasted so long and what caused its eventual fall (Daily Mail)

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The book that rebuilt Rome: Tom Holland's bestselling narrative history book about the rise and fall of the Roman Empire is being reissued with a new cover alongside other classic titles from the Abacus list in our 40th Anniversary year

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This book gives a clear, easy-to-follow account of an interesting period in Roman history, but does it in a way that never fully engages the reader's attention.
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Recommended to me by a friend - we both enjoy history, real and fictionalised. Reviews are excellent, I look forward to reading it.
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