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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (102 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:
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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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  • “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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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