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4.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 5 4.14 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas F. Madden Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9781440743306
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In Empires of Trust, Professor Thomas F. Madden explores surprising parallels between the Roman and American republics. By making friends of enemies and demonstrating a commitment to fairness, the two republics—both “reluctant” yet unquestioned super-powers—built empires based on trust. Madden also includes vital lessons from the Roman Republic’s 100-year struggle with “terrorism.” Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An entertaining comparison by an astute historian…Gems for history buffs as well as those who have never considered that something that happened before 1900 might matter.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “A breakout book.”

    Richard Ellis, author of Founding Fathers

  • “[Madden’s] revisionist and iconoclastic view is made palpable through a tour-de-force narration by Richard Poe…insights into recent American history make this a stimulating audiobook.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vernon Smith | 11/6/2013

    " Fantastic! I had often heard that America was the new Rome and we were going to suffer the same fate. This made it clear why, although America might be the reincarnation of Rome, it certainly wasn't headed for the same fate.....at least not yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 9/20/2012

    " A very interesting perspective on the "Pax Americana" theme. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colin | 5/20/2012

    " I would call this book an absolutely correct account of Roman and American exceptionalism, with an excellent description of WHY the legacy of Rome in the West (particularly in America) matters and is unique. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ames Grawert | 11/7/2011

    " A good novice's look at Roman history, and one of about one books to correctly analogize between Rome and America, free of sensationalism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexander | 2/23/2010

    " Initially repetitive, but that dried up after the first several chapters. An easy-to-read explanation of the mechanism of our expansion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ames | 7/21/2009

    " A good novice's look at Roman history, and one of about one books to correctly analogize between Rome and America, free of sensationalism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gaius Tullius | 8/19/2008

    " I would call this book an absolutely correct account of Roman and American exceptionalism, with an excellent description of WHY the legacy of Rome in the West (particularly in America) matters and is unique. "

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About the Author
Author Thomas F. Madden

Thomas F. Madden is professor of history and director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University. He is a widely recognized expert on the Crusades and Christian-Muslim relations and the author of numerous books, including The Fourth Crusade: The Conquest of Constantinople, Enrico Dandolo and the Rise of Venice, and Venice: A New History. Awards for his scholarship include the Haskins Medal and the Otto Gründler Prize. He resides in St. Louis, Missouri.

About the Narrator

Richard Poe has worked extensively in movies, television, and on Broadway. He is best known for his portrayal of Gul Evek in three different Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks and earned eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards.