The Last Assassin: The Hunt for the Killers of Julius Caesar by Peter Stothard
Thanks to Shakespeare, every moderately literate person knows that Caesar was assassinated, and that Octavia defeated Antony and Cleopatra to become sole emperor of Rome. But few of us, including me, know what came between. This book remedies that historical gap. The assassination was followed by brutal wars as Octavia and Antony united to hunt down and destroy the assassins, before fighting a war to determine who would rule Rome. It was a near run thing. The real value of this book is to demonstrate how a republic can fall rapidly into an autocracy. America beware.
Robert A. Hall
Amazon author of, “Quotes for the Conservative Heart.”