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Et Tu, Brute?: The Murder of Caesar and Political Assassination (Profiles in History)

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Gaius Julius Caesar, life dictator of Rome, was murdered by Brutus and other on the Ides (15th) of March in 44 B.C. But why should we care about the Ides of March? In this book, Woolf argues that - then as now - violence only sows more violence.
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Profile Books(GB)
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JoAnna Spring
This is a very accessible book - big font, informal language (there are references to Humpty Dumpty and Caesar's "street cred"). The detailed breakdown of the immediate political aftermath of Caesar's tyrannicide is interesting, but the preachy-ness that follows on modern political killings (bad USA) is boring and not very earth shattering or courageous.

Seriously, the author used the words "street cred."
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