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A sparely written yet illuminating tale of Julius Caesar,
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This review is from: Cutter's Island: Caesar in Captivity (Hardcover)
This is a sparely written yet illuminating account of an incident in the early life of Julius Caesar. Caesar was kidnapped and held for ransom by pirates. After his release he returned with an army, captured those who had captured him, and executed them.
It is the author's premise that Caesar's captivity was the making of the man who would later lead armies, conquer nations, and eventually become master of Rome. The story is in effect about the final journey of a boy into manhood. I highly recommend this novel for anyone interested in ancient history or the life of one of history's great statesmen and generals.