-San Francisco Chronicle
"A breakout book."
-Richard Ellis, author of Founding Fathers --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Great book, definitely one of the ones that change your views as to where you stand in history. I've recommended it to others numerous times, and would hope that it's been read by... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joe
This book has one good chapter, the first, "Empires of Trust … and Other Ones," on the importance of trust and good faith in both Rome and America. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ronnie
Thomas Madden is one of the best historical authors alive today. You won't find a more historically sound book on the Roman Republic that is this interesting. Read morePublished 2 months ago by History G
Explains how the United States has the equivalent to an empire, and how it compares with the ancient Roman Empire. The book is very convincing in its arguments.Published 13 months ago by Charles P. Poole, Jr.
Well-written, well-researched and engagingly presented. You won't be bored, nor will you be asked to learn dusty history. The author's comparisons are current and apt. Read morePublished 14 months ago by dgc
Compelling evidence linking American culture to that of the Romans. Many of the ideas have stuck with me and still ring true years after having read the book.Published 17 months ago by bltibbs
Great book- draws a lot of parallels between America and Rome...bringing up the question....is America an Oligarchy? You decide. Definitely recommend for those who enjoy historyPublished 21 months ago by Mjackson831
Recently read Empires of Trust.
From a person who often compared the United States of America, or American Empire, to the Roman Empire, it is a very interesting book. Read more
I was taking care of a history professor and he taught Roman History and I wanted to learn more about this subject. Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by charles Moll