By the author of Stoner, the surprise international bestseller After the
brutal murder of his great-uncle, Julius Caesar, Octavian, a shy and
scholarly youth of nineteen, suddenly finds himself heir to the vast power
of Rome. He is destined, despite vicious power struggles, bloody wars and
family strife, to transform his realm and become the greatest ruler the
western world had ever seen: Augustus Caesar, the first Roman Emperor.
Building on impeccable research, John Williams brings the legendary figure
of Augustus vividly to life, and invests his characters with such profound
humanity that we enter completely into the heat and danger of their lives
and times.

John Williams—Augustus - With An Introduction By John McGahern

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