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☆ Julius Caesar ☆ A little over 2000 years ago a man named Julius Caesar changed the world. Even if you had never heard of him his lasting legacy has no doubt had an impact on your life. No doubt, even the very calendar that you use is based upon the system he created, with the month of July bearing his name. So who was this man that singlehandedly changed the course of ☆ Julius Caesar ☆ A little over 2000 years ago a man named Julius Caesar changed the world. Even if you had never heard of him his lasting legacy has no doubt had an impact on your life. No doubt, even the very calendar that you use is based upon the system he created, with the month of July bearing his name. So who was this man that singlehandedly changed the course of history? Inside you will read about... ✓ The Underpinnings of a Republic ✓ The Real Struggle Begins ✓ When in Rome ✓ The Ides of March This book follows the life and legacy of the man whose life stood as a footnote between Republic and Empire. The man who has inspired playwrights, governments, and the very days of the week, the life of Julius Caesar is an incredible journey to behold.


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☆ Julius Caesar ☆ A little over 2000 years ago a man named Julius Caesar changed the world. Even if you had never heard of him his lasting legacy has no doubt had an impact on your life. No doubt, even the very calendar that you use is based upon the system he created, with the month of July bearing his name. So who was this man that singlehandedly changed the course of ☆ Julius Caesar ☆ A little over 2000 years ago a man named Julius Caesar changed the world. Even if you had never heard of him his lasting legacy has no doubt had an impact on your life. No doubt, even the very calendar that you use is based upon the system he created, with the month of July bearing his name. So who was this man that singlehandedly changed the course of history? Inside you will read about... ✓ The Underpinnings of a Republic ✓ The Real Struggle Begins ✓ When in Rome ✓ The Ides of March This book follows the life and legacy of the man whose life stood as a footnote between Republic and Empire. The man who has inspired playwrights, governments, and the very days of the week, the life of Julius Caesar is an incredible journey to behold.

30 review for Julius Caesar: A Life From Beginning to End (One Hour History Military Generals Book 4)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sumit RK

    Men at some time are masters of their fates. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. Julius Caesar is probably the most celebrated Roman general and statesman. Caesar single-handedly changed the course of the history of the Greco-Roman & the world decisively and irreversibly. Caesar’s impact on language, culture, land reforms & politics can be felt till this day. Apart from Caesar’s military campaigns in Britain, Egypt and Gaul (In the fictio Men at some time are masters of their fates. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. Julius Caesar is probably the most celebrated Roman general and statesman. Caesar single-handedly changed the course of the history of the Greco-Roman & the world decisively and irreversibly. Caesar’s impact on language, culture, land reforms & politics can be felt till this day. Apart from Caesar’s military campaigns in Britain, Egypt and Gaul (In the fictional word, Asterix was fighting Caesar’s army in Gaul ), Caesar’s personal life was as dramatic, even stranger than fiction at times. This book does a fair job of summarising all the key events. From Caesar’s exile to his triumphant return, to his takeover of Rome as dictator, his military campaigns to his eventual assassination. Having said that, the book doesn’t cover all the twists and turns in Caesar’s life. His extensive military campaigns, which defined Caesar’s legacy, are also barely covered. The assassination plot and the role of Brutus could have been given more coverage. You feel the book doesn’t quite do justice to the Caesar’s life. Although, it covers most of his life, reading a proper biography may be better way to knowing Caesar.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Arpit Gupta

    Good introduction to Caesar's life but lacks all defining details To present the entire life of anyone, let alone someone like Caesar is always going to be a tough. That said, this books does justice to the task it set forth to carry, and does it in a lucid manner, making it possible for just about anyone to follow. If the authors could accommodate a few defining details, specially about the death of Caesar, his relationship with Brutus and the reasons for his betrayal, considering how they still Good introduction to Caesar's life but lacks all defining details To present the entire life of anyone, let alone someone like Caesar is always going to be a tough. That said, this books does justice to the task it set forth to carry, and does it in a lucid manner, making it possible for just about anyone to follow. If the authors could accommodate a few defining details, specially about the death of Caesar, his relationship with Brutus and the reasons for his betrayal, considering how they still captures public imagination, the book would feel complete.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie (Bookfever)

    4.5 stars This was one of the best books about Julius Caesar I've read. It's one you can easily read in one sitting, which is what I did. In the books we learn about the very beginning of Caesar's career up until the very end with all his major accomplishments states in between. I was surprised that I learned a couple of things more about Caesar (since I'm such a history buff, especially about this time and age.) If you want to know more about Julius Caesar this is definitely the book I would reco 4.5 stars This was one of the best books about Julius Caesar I've read. It's one you can easily read in one sitting, which is what I did. In the books we learn about the very beginning of Caesar's career up until the very end with all his major accomplishments states in between. I was surprised that I learned a couple of things more about Caesar (since I'm such a history buff, especially about this time and age.) If you want to know more about Julius Caesar this is definitely the book I would recommend.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Anirudh

    This is a book from the Hourly History series focusing on the famous Roman politician who eventually became a dictator of the huge empire. Most people would have heard a bit of Caesar because of the month July and also because of Shakespeare’s famous play. However, there are so many aspects to Caesar apart from what was showcased by Shakespeare and this book starts with his entry into the Roman senate (yes, Caesar was a politician; Rome was a republic) and how he managed to consolidate power by This is a book from the Hourly History series focusing on the famous Roman politician who eventually became a dictator of the huge empire. Most people would have heard a bit of Caesar because of the month July and also because of Shakespeare’s famous play. However, there are so many aspects to Caesar apart from what was showcased by Shakespeare and this book starts with his entry into the Roman senate (yes, Caesar was a politician; Rome was a republic) and how he managed to consolidate power by his successful campaign in Gaul leading to the eventual formation of the famous triumvirate between Pompey of Iberia, Caesar of Gaul and Crassus of West Asia. The book also the talks about the eventual civil war between Pompey Loyalists and Caesar and the latter’s subsequent campaigns in Egypt and North Africa and also about his eventual fall. The book also talks about some of the reforms brought about by Caesar such as the calendar; the effect of which is felt till date. Julius Caesar is a personality whom nearly everyone has heard of but know very little about mainly owing to the very limited scope of Shakespeare’s play and yes, I was no exception to this and I am really glad that I read this book considering how; reading this, I also got to know about the political system in Roman Empire and how they managed to hold on to such a large empire during ancient times. The campaigns of Caesar and also his unusually merciful attitudes towards his political dissidents were also brought out quite well. The book also had a brief mention of Caesar’s famous aide Mark Anthony (again, made famous by Shakespeare) and as to what exactly was his role prior to giving his highly emotional speech. The book also touched upon other famous people made known to the world such as Cleopatra and Caesar’s role in giving her the powerful role in Egypt (to be honest, I first came to know of both these historical figures through Asterix). Ultimately, the book also delivered on its promise on telling the history of Julius Caesar in an hour. The only aspect upon which the book could have been a little better is to have mentioned a little more about another person made famous by Shakespeare; being Brutus, who barely had a mention in the book. On the whole, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book especially considering my knowledge of pre-medieval history being limited; this book conveyed a lot of information in a short span of time. I would award the book a rating of four on five.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Thom Swennes

    “Veni, vidi, vici” Julius Caesar Someone has to be the first. How or why isn’t always clear. It could be due to individual achievement, talent, or only circumstances. Whatever it is that causes it, molding events and directing the future, and hundreds or even thousands of years, changing history. The son of Caius Caesar, Governor of the Asia Province, Julius, had what it took to take his place as the first of a dynasty that would last centuries. Julius was born into the aristocratic patrician clas “Veni, vidi, vici” Julius Caesar Someone has to be the first. How or why isn’t always clear. It could be due to individual achievement, talent, or only circumstances. Whatever it is that causes it, molding events and directing the future, and hundreds or even thousands of years, changing history. The son of Caius Caesar, Governor of the Asia Province, Julius, had what it took to take his place as the first of a dynasty that would last centuries. Julius was born into the aristocratic patrician class, putting him above a major portion of Roman society. Born 100 BCE, Julius was originally planning to enter the priesthood, for the Roman god of Jupiter. The death of his father and political unrest not only put an end to his plans but also sent him fleeing Rome for his life. The political climate combined with his military abilities and civil and organizational talents made him the perfect candidate to rule Rome and expand the Roman Empire. His name “Caesar” will become synonymous with Emperor and continue as a descriptive adjective, until the last days of the empire. While reading this short biography, I couldn’t help but note the similarities with another great military leader, conqueror of most of Western Europe and civil and governmental innovator, Napoleon Bonaparte. Both of these men were as pragmatic as they were confident. Again I must praise Hourly History for publishing yet another bite-size biography, filled with all of the essentials, and inspiring enough to make the reader hungry for more. This book forms the perfect entrée for fuller and more filling literary meals to be had.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Douglas Brown

    When you only have 45 minutes, this is a good choice The title of the series tells you what you need to know: it's written for people who only have under an hour to invest in a topic. In a few dozen pages you don't get Gibbon, nor do you expect it, and you do get something a bit more extensive and readable than your basic Wikipedia listing. Within that constraint I give it a high rating, as the book packs in much of what you'd want to know about Julius Caesar as well as a surprising amount of bac When you only have 45 minutes, this is a good choice The title of the series tells you what you need to know: it's written for people who only have under an hour to invest in a topic. In a few dozen pages you don't get Gibbon, nor do you expect it, and you do get something a bit more extensive and readable than your basic Wikipedia listing. Within that constraint I give it a high rating, as the book packs in much of what you'd want to know about Julius Caesar as well as a surprising amount of background considering the limited reading-time goal. A very useful refresher book.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Terri

    I had just finished reading a book about Cleopatra and I found it interesting that she had a child with Julius Caesar. Quote from book: "Cleopatra came up with the idea of smuggling herself into Caesar's chambers. She managed to slip through her brother's dragnet and arrived in Alexandria in a small boat. She then had her servants wrap her up in a rug and carry her right inside the palace where Caesar was staying. Once inside, her servants unfurled the rug and Cleopatra introduced herself to a ver I had just finished reading a book about Cleopatra and I found it interesting that she had a child with Julius Caesar. Quote from book: "Cleopatra came up with the idea of smuggling herself into Caesar's chambers. She managed to slip through her brother's dragnet and arrived in Alexandria in a small boat. She then had her servants wrap her up in a rug and carry her right inside the palace where Caesar was staying. Once inside, her servants unfurled the rug and Cleopatra introduced herself to a very surprised Julius Caesar. This abrupt meeting would be the beginning of a very powerful relationship as the two brokered the future of the entire Mediterranean world."

  8. 5 out of 5

    Carolina Casas

    Hail Caesar! Justice has been delivered to thou A good overview of one of history's greatest military commander and controversial figures. It is hard to summarize the dramatic aspects of Caesar's life, his career and his downfalls but this bio manages to do it really well. Relying solely on facts, archaeological evidence and primary and secondary sources; this short introduction brings us the true Caesar. A Caesar we seldom have seen or ever will see in fiction. Hail Caesar! Justice has been delivered to thou A good overview of one of history's greatest military commander and controversial figures. It is hard to summarize the dramatic aspects of Caesar's life, his career and his downfalls but this bio manages to do it really well. Relying solely on facts, archaeological evidence and primary and secondary sources; this short introduction brings us the true Caesar. A Caesar we seldom have seen or ever will see in fiction.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Boar's Head Eastcheap

    This is an excellent starting point for the Caesar novice. It's a quick and very clear read. I came to it wanting a bit of context as preparation for teaching Shakespeare's play. It gave me useful information, not just on Caesar's death, but on the background to it, such as his relationship with Pompey, and with the general populace of Rome. It isn't for anyone who already has any knowledge or specialisation in the field, but what it sets out to achieve, I think it does really well. This is an excellent starting point for the Caesar novice. It's a quick and very clear read. I came to it wanting a bit of context as preparation for teaching Shakespeare's play. It gave me useful information, not just on Caesar's death, but on the background to it, such as his relationship with Pompey, and with the general populace of Rome. It isn't for anyone who already has any knowledge or specialisation in the field, but what it sets out to achieve, I think it does really well.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Neil Brunton

    An introduction to history. These one hour books are like small Windows in to the life of the people and civilisations that each book represents . I find them great for having a sneak preview into a subject and then if I find the subject matter interesting I will research more into it . I believe that these sort of books could be used in schools to get children excited by history as the format is a great intro into the vastness of history.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Gareth

    Good, but... I normally love the hourly history books, but there was something didn't about this one. The English was.... Off. At some points it seemed like out had been translated from another language and didn't cross over well, but i can't complain too much, it was free! That aside, it's a nice, neat little overview of Caesar and how he came to power. I didn't know he was so generous! Think i will read more about him. Good, but... I normally love the hourly history books, but there was something didn't about this one. The English was.... Off. At some points it seemed like out had been translated from another language and didn't cross over well, but i can't complain too much, it was free! That aside, it's a nice, neat little overview of Caesar and how he came to power. I didn't know he was so generous! Think i will read more about him.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Patricia S Winchel

    The Wings of Fate Julius Caesar’s life was so dramatic that William Shakespeare was compelled to write it into an historic remembrance. He was a great warrior, yet a benevolent man (possibly to endear himself to the common man), but he was too trusting of those whom he believed to be friends. An exciting story full of interesting facts and background.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ricky Kimsey

    The Life Of Caesar In 30 Minutes This biography of Julius Caesar will take you 30 minutes to read it from start to finish. This book hits all the highlights in the life of Julius Caesar.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Bruce

    This is my 14th volume of 'A Life from Beginning to End'. All have been easy reads and full of the right level of detail. Each historical character has been worth reading about. In the case of Julius Caesar, I appreciated learning about his early aspirations as a religious person. This is my 14th volume of 'A Life from Beginning to End'. All have been easy reads and full of the right level of detail. Each historical character has been worth reading about. In the case of Julius Caesar, I appreciated learning about his early aspirations as a religious person.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Tanmay Meher

    Short, but full of facts Good to read. Short and precise. This hero is definitely one of the greatest in history. The undefeated are always betrayed by the most trusted ones, this is what history says.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Anthony Ambruso

    Very good biography of Julius Caesar This was an interesting, concise history of Julius Caesar. This book was fairly well written, but there were several punctuation errors throughout. Where was the editor? Otherwise, this was a very good book.

  17. 5 out of 5

    How

    Short book This is a short but informative book. I would have enjoyed reading the book more were it not for the frequent errors in punctuation, spelling, and syntax. Other than that, its not too terrible.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Udit Nair

    Every once in a great while, someone comes into this world seemingly born with a mission; they ride the wings of fate to heights of glory, and it’s the most the rest of us can do to just take note of their ascent to the heavens.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Richard Brylczyk

    This story about Julius Caesar provides information not taught in school about his early life and family. Finding the events and names that did not get in the history textbooks was one of the reasons I read this book. The Ides of March chapter could have been expanded to include more about his principal assassins and their individual motivations, but that is a small complaint.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Janet Russell

    From beginning to end! The life of Julius Caesar although short & dramatic was full to the brim of war, love & endless drama From small beginnings to a great leader this history is well written & documented! Great book for those studying this subject!

  21. 4 out of 5

    James E Spradbery

    Not completely awful... This short book is not .completely awful but it does include a number of truly terrible lines. Perhaps the biggest disappointment is the misused vocabulary, which on occasion renders the whole tale unintelligible.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Glenn Lygrisse

    Want more Reading this short history leave you wanting more. Realizing the purpose of these short history books, it is adequate, but it might be good for the “conclusion” to recommend further reading.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ed Barton

    Top Level Biography Covering Julius Caesar’s 56 years, there are quick discussions of his youth, rise to power and fall. Almost too superficial, you still get a good survey of his life and impacts on Ancient Rome. A decent intro.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Allen McDonnell

    Useful review of the life of Julius Caeser Very useful review for people interested in Julius Caesar or the situation in the late Republic period of Ancient Rome. Very quick read that does not get bogged down in details.

  25. 4 out of 5

    A.C.

    Quick and informative read Plenty of good information without a lot of extra fluff. I really enjoyed the souls in which it was laid out.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Janette

    I learn something new every time I read a book about Julius Caesar.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jim Galford

    A poorly told history of Julius Caesar. I could not recommend it to anyone.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Donald Reeves

    Great overview. This was a great little overview. It was a quick read for background information. I look forward to reading over more topics.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sam Bronstein

    Super interesting A very well written book about a documented time in history that had a lot of impact later on in literature as well as classic history.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Shreyam Gyawali

    good as a novice on JC life its pretty good. And detailed but not to the extent to bore you out

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