Most searched books


Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor by Anthony Everitt

By Anthony Everitt

He discovered Rome made from clay and left it made up of marble. As Rome’s first emperor, Augustus remodeled the unruly Republic into the best empire the area had ever noticeable. His consolidation and growth of Roman energy thousand years in the past laid the principles, for all of Western heritage to persist with. but, regardless of Augustus’s accomplishments, only a few biographers have targeting the guy himself, in its place opting for to chronicle the age within which he lived. right here, Anthony Everitt, the bestselling writer of Cicero, supplies a spellbinding and intimate account of his illustrious topic.

Augustus started his profession as an green youngster plucked from his reports to take heart degree within the drama of Roman politics, assisted by way of tuition associates, Agrippa and Maecenas. Augustus’s upward push to energy started with the assassination of his great-uncle and adoptive father, Julius Caesar, and culminated within the tremendous duel with Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
The global that made Augustus–and that he himself later remade–was pushed by way of intrigue, intercourse, rite, violence, scandal, and bare ambition. Everitt has taken a few of the family names of history–Caesar, Brutus, Cassius, Antony, Cleopatra–whom few comprehend the entire fact approximately, and became them into flesh-and-blood human beings.

At a time whilst many ponder the USA an empire, this lovely portrait of the best emperor who ever lived makes for enlightening and engrossing studying. Everitt brings to existence the area of a large, rendered faithfully and sympathetically in human scale. A research of energy and political genius, Augustus is a vibrant, compelling biography of 1 of crucial rulers in history.

From the Hardcover edition.

Show description

Read or Download Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor PDF

Best history books

Hearts Touched by Fire: The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

In July 1883, quite a few days after the 20th anniversary of the conflict of Gettysburg, a bunch of editors on the Century journal engaged in a full of life argument: Which Civil warfare conflict was once the bloodiest conflict of all of them? One claimed it was once Chickamauga, one other chilly Harbor. The argument encouraged a brainstorm: Why now not permit the magazine’s 125,000 readers in at the dialog via supplying “a sequence of papers on a few of the nice battles of the conflict to be written through officials in command on either side.

Legends, Monsters, or Serial Murderers?: The Real Story Behind an Ancient Crime

The majority of serial homicide reviews aid the consensus that serial homicide is largely an American crime—a unsuitable assumption, because the usa has existed for under 250 years. what's way more most likely is that the perverse urge to continually and deliberately kill has existed all through human background, and enormous percent of serial murders all through precedent days, the center a long time, and the pre-modern period have been attributed to creative surrogate reasons: dragons, demons, vampires, werewolves, and witches.

Legends, Monsters, or Serial Murderers? the genuine tale in the back of an old Crime dispels the interrelated misconceptions that serial homicide is an American crime and a comparatively fresh phenomenon, making the radical argument that serial homicide is a historical reality—an unrecognized truth in precedent days. famous serial murderers reminiscent of the Roman Locuta (The Poisoner); Gilles De Rais of France, a prolific serial killer of kids; Andres Bichel of Bavaria; and chinese language aristocratic serial killer T'zu-Hsi are spotlighted. This e-book offers a different standpoint that integrates supernatural interpretations of serial killing with the heritage of real crime, reanimating mythic entities of horror tales and offering them as genuine criminals.

Book Description
When requested to call a serial assassin, most folk tend to consider American criminals who won notoriety within the twentieth century, similar to David Berkowitz, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, or Richard Ramírez. even though, serial homicide is neither a up to date crime nor one basically dedicated within the United States.

About the Author
Dirk C. Gibson is affiliate professor of communique and journalism on the college of latest Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. His released works contain Praeger's Serial Killing for revenue: a number of homicide for funds; Serial homicide and Media Circuses; and Clues from Killers: Serial homicide and Crime Scene Messages.

Uploader unlock Notes:
Retail PDF, contains bookmarks
eISBN: 978–0–313–39759–2

Titanic (BFI Modern Classics)

From Amazon: "This textual content seems at tremendous, the 1st movie to earn over a thousand million money on the international box-office. This epic movie reimagines one of many defining occasions of the 20 th century during the lens of yankee romanticism. "

She Wolves: The Notorious Queens of Medieval England

This historical past offers with the undesirable women of England's medieval royal dynasties, the queens who earned themselves a infamous acceptance. a few of them are popular and feature been the topic of biography—Eleanor of Aquitaine, Emma of Normandy, Isabella of France, and Anne Boleyn, for example—while others haven't been written approximately open air educational journals.

Additional info for Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor

Example text

The issue addressed by Russia’s top diplomats, generals, and naval admirals on 8/21 February 191471—a meeting convened by order of His Majesty Nicholas II, under the chairmanship of Sazonov himself—was, according to the original transcript, “the possibility of the Straits question being opened, even quite possibly in the near future” (byit’ mozhet’ dazhe v blizkom budushchem). Ideally, the The Strategic Imperative in 1914 l 35 Straits “question” could be answered without a general European war, but no one in the room was in any doubt that the question would soon be answered, and by war.

Two more were under construction in the United States (the Rivadia and the Moreno, first contracted to Argentina), and Turkey was rumored to have another one in the hopper on top of these. Second, by the terms of the Berlin Treaty of 1878, as Izvolsky had reminded Aehrenthal during their ill-­fated diplomatic dalliance in 1908, Russia was not allowed to send warships through the Straits, even in peacetime, which meant she could not import dreadnoughts into the Black Sea. And the earliest possible launch of the first Russian-­built Black Sea dreadnought, the Empress Maria, was the end of 1915 (a wildly op­ timistic scenario).

Lies about Sarajevo continued circulating for years afterward before the truth slowly emerged. By now, the basic outlines of the Sarajevo conspiracy are well known and little disputed. It is clear, to begin with, that Princip did not act alone. The assassin and his six accomplices (one of whom also tossed bombs at the archduke’s motorcade) belonged to Young Bosnia, an offshoot of the Black Hand (“­Union or Death”), a secret or­ga­ni­za­tion headed by Colonel Dragutin Dimitrijević (“Apis”), Serbia’s head of military intelligence.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.84 of 5 – based on 33 votes

Comments are closed.