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Fortune's Favorites by Colleen McCullough
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Feb 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read from February 17 to March 07, 2011

I love Sulla! Apparently he was a fantastic man, based on the fictional version of him in this book, based on research. The first half of this book covers his last years and it is so interesting. The last half is about the rise of Pompey and Crassus, with Caesar growing into his role as honored Patrician. Also included in the novel is the brutal story of Spartacus, a wondrous true tale, only vaguely followed by the famous Big Hollywood movie most of us have seen.

History is so complex and weird. The Romans had many fascinating and documented politicians and military battles in the last century of the Republic that make for great soap opera and a military study guide. I'm eager to start the next book in the series.
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