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Author Caldwell, Taylor, 1900-1985.

Title A Pillar of Iron [electronic resource] : A Novel of Ancient Rome / Taylor Caldwell.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media, [2017]
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Summary New York Times Bestseller: A magnificent novel of ancient Rome and the tragic life of Cicero, who tried in vain to save the republic he loved from tyranny. In this riveting tale, the Roman Empire in its final glory is seen through the eyes of philosopher, orator, and political theorist Marcus Tullius Cicero. From his birth in 106 BC in the hill town of Arpinum, Cicero, the educated son of a wealthy member of the equestrian order, is destined for greatness. At a young age, he discovers the legend of the Unknown God, the coming Messiah, and it propels him on a journey of spiritual conflict and self-discovery that takes the rising young lawyer from his tumultuous family life to his tenuous alliance with Julius Caesar to a fateful love affair with the Roman empress Livia and, finally, to the political role that will make him a target of powerful enemies--and secure his legacy as one the greatest influences on Western civilization. Based on hundreds of speeches, voluminous private correspondence, and ancient texts and manuscripts, this bestselling epic brings into focus Cicero's complicated relationships with his contemporaries, including Caesar, Mark Antony, and Crassus, and brilliantly captures the pageantry, turmoil, and intrigue of life in ancient Rome. According to legendary editor Maxwell Perkins, author "Taylor Caldwell is a storyteller first, last and foremost, and once you begin reading one of her books, you can't help finishing it." This ebook features an illustrated biography of Taylor Caldwell including rare images from the author's estate.
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Subject Cicero, Marcus Tullius -- Fiction.
Statesmen -- Rome -- Fiction.
Rome -- History -- Republic, 265-30 B.C. -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Biographical fiction.
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Other Form: Print version: Caldwell, Taylor, 1900-1985. Pillar of iron. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1965. (DLC)65012359
ISBN 9781504042987 (e-pub)
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