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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (61 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. F. C. Fuller Narrator: Frederick Davidso Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Since the Renaissance, Julius Caesar has been idolized as a superman. While there is no doubt that Caesar was an extraordinary man, General Fuller points out that he was more extraordinary for his reckless ambition, matchless daring, and ruthless tyranny than for his skill as a military commander. Caesar continually had to extricate himself from the consequences of his errors in judgment, and his unpremeditated Gallic conquest is just one of Fuller’s many examples.

In telling Caesar’s story, Fuller also illuminates a century of Roman history, bringing to life Caesar’s wars, armies, equipment, and methods. Brilliant in design and impressive in scope, Julius Caesar clarifies how the military, political, and economic aspects of the Roman Republic worked together to produce a man whose name has come down to us as a synonym for absolute authority.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A most readable account of Caesar’s amazing career.”

    Classical World

  • “[Fuller] is unrivaled as a military historian.”

    S. L. A. Marshall, combat historian

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tyler | 10/22/2007

    " Took me awhile to get into, but I found the writing style very clear and military analysis useful and helpful. I learned a lot about the Roman military and of course about Caesar and his life and campaigns in detail. Not the most thrilling read, but it was helpful for my research. "

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About the Author

Major General J. F. C. Fuller (1878–1966) was one of the most important and original military thinkers of the twentieth century. He served as lieutenant in the Boer War, organized the first British tank corps in World War I, and developed the strategy and tactics of tank warfare that were later put to such effective use by the Nazis for their World War II blitzkriegs. His many books include A Military History of the Western World, The Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant, and The Generalship of Alexander the Great.