The First Man in Rome


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With astounding narrative power, Colleen Mccullough--author of the internationally acclaimed #1 bestseller "The Thorn Birds"--sweeps the reader into the whirlpool of pageantry, passion, splendor, chaos and earth-shattering upheaval that was ancient Rome.

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Bonnie D

Dec 22, 2011

The first book in a great series

This first book in Ms. McCullough's series covers a part of Roman history that I was completely unfamiliar with. It is extremely interesting. I like that she has a glossary of terms and pronunciation.


Jun 18, 2010

Masterful Account

Illuminating account of Rome in the first century B.C. Not simply a historical novel, but an epic, replete with excellent maps and glossary. Entertaining and informative and based upon solid research.


Jul 17, 2008

First Man

The author has an incredible grasp of this period in history. The research is superb; ;the reader is living with the characters. The entire series is wonderful. I bought the first few books in the series when it first came out, at new book prices, but there was a year or more between publication of each book and it was hard to put the books in context. I loaned the First Man in Rome out so many times, it became quite worn and I had never completed the series. With Alibris I was able to afford to replace that book and all the books in the series I didn't own. So now I am going to enjoy reading the entire series from beginning to end. Joy.


Apr 20, 2008

A Blockbuster for the Roman World

This book will be a joy for any fan of historical-based fiction. It's full development of characters and events easily rivals that of George McDonald Fraser (the "Flashman" series) and Patrick O'Brian (the Aubrey/Maturin novels).
Nearly impossible to set aside, I bought the entire 7-book series before finishing "The First Man in Rome". Five Stars.
Former Naval Person
Kansas City
April 2008

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