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Rubicon by Tom Holland
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Dec 03, 11

Read from November 23 to December 03, 2011

Tom Holland tells about the fascinating downfall of the Roman Republic in a story-like way. During a period of civil war, forbidden love (Cleopatra!) and multiple attempts at world domination, the events lend themselves to a good story. Although the book is fact-filled and draws upon an exceptionally wide vocabulary (it seemed like I was looking up every other word), it kept me eagerly turning pages to the end. I would recommend his to anyone with an interest in history who could use a refresher. An enjoyable and educational read.

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