Dictator: A Novel

By | October 17, 2017
Dictator: A Novel Author Robert Harris
ISBN-10 0307948137
ISBN-13 9780307948137
Year 2016-08-23
Pages 416
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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The long awaited final volume of the Cicero Trilogy from a beloved bestselling author incapable of writing an unenjoyable book The Wall Street Journal At the age of forty eight Cicerothe greatest orator of his timeis in exile his power sacrificed on the altar of his principles The only way to return to Rome is to pledge his support to a charismatic and dangerous enemy Julius Caesar Harnessing his political cunning unrivalled intellect and the sheer brilliance of his words Cicero fights his way back to prominence Yet no public figure is completely safeguarded against the unscrupulous ambition of others Riveting and tumultuous Dictatorencompasses the most epic events in ancient history including the collapse of the Roman Republic the murder of Pompey and the assassination of Caesar But its central question is a timeless one how to keep political freedom unsullied by personal gain vested interests and the corrosive effects of ceaseless foreign wars In Robert Harriss indelible portrait Cicero is a deeply fascinating hero for his own time and for ours

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