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Julian the Apostate: 361-363 Paperback – December 1, 1999
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EDIT 1/8/2012: Since writing this review I've aged and learned a lot; given more thought this book may or may not be the place to start. See the comments to this review for a couple of other recommendations. I'm not qualified comment on the historical veracity of this book. I'll certainly grant that it's written from a Catholic (possibly a traditionalist Catholic) perspective, not that I remember it taking over the book, but it assumes (as the comments point out) that you agree that his apostacy was a bad thing. Regardless of that it was still a very enjoyable read, and his psychological assessment of Julian and his motives was still compelling, though I'm not the expert to critique it.
Really, if you want to more about Julian and his attempt to restore balance to the way people worshiped in the 4th Century, CE, try Gore Vidal's "Julian" and/or Adrian Murdoch's "The Last Pagan: Julian the Apostate and the Death of the World".