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Definitely gave me another view of the so called "fall of the Roman Empire". It was from the inside out not invasions from the 'outside' that did them in. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Martina Schwarz
Certainly one of the best books on the "fall" of Rome I've ever read. I especially appreciated the author's style--every bit as eloquent as Gibbon, and of course far more... Read morePublished 19 days ago by William L. Scurrah
A little quirky and can suddenly jump to different dates and places but an excellent book. One word of warning, its probably best you already know some basic, high school-level... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ron J.
Mr. Odonnell is all over the map with this book, but this is a book that should be read for anyone interested in History, yes history,all history not simply Roman or early Middle... Read morePublished 7 months ago by James P. Patuto
This is an ok book but one gets the feeling it was destroyed by incompetent editors so that after around 300 pages you have no idea what ruined Rome. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Michael Boyajian
Dr. O'Donnell, a classical scholar and former Provost at Georgetown University, from reading his other publications and listening to some of his lectures on youtube, seems to have... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Paul Krause
The title of this book caught my eye while I was browsing through my public library catalog, so I borrowed it on a whim, interested in the subject no doubt but knowing nothing... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Rob Fitzgibbon
Kept me interested throughout . I knew nothing about this period of Roman history until I read this and I learned much of interest. Very readable.Published on February 8, 2014 by Dennis Ash