62nd out of 63 books — 43 voters
Republic and Empire (Imperial Stars #2)
by John F. Carr , E.B. Cole, David Horowitz, James White, Vernor Vinge, Theodore Sturgeon, D.C. Poyer, Donald Kingsbury , more…Jerry Pournelle, Norman Spinrad, Wayne Wightman, Hayford Peirce, Eric Frank Russell, Philip K. Dick, Gregory Benford …less
Humans must have govenment. If they do not have it, they will create it. But what kind? In Volume I of the Imperial Stars series best-selling author Jerry Pournelle set out to find the answer. His reluctant conclusion: that throughout history, no matter in what form they began, all governments become empires -- or are conquered by them. From Babylon, to Persia, to Rome, to...more
Mass Market Paperback, 399 pages
Published October 1st 1987 by Baen Books
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