Julius Caesar: Man, Soldier, and Tyrant

By J. F. C. Fuller
Read by Frederick Davidson

14.12 Hours 08/01/1995 unabridged
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Since the Renaissance, Julius Caesar has been idolized as a superman. While there is no doubt that Caesar was an extraordinary man, General Fuller points out that he was more extraordinary for his reckless ambition, matchless daring, and ruthless tyranny than for his skill as a military commander. Caesar continually had to extricate himself from the consequences of his errors in judgment, and his unpremeditated Gallic conquest is just one of Fuller’s many examples. In telling Caesar’s story, Fuller also illuminates a century of Roman history, bringing to life Caesar’s wars, armies, equipment, and methods. Brilliant in design and impressive in scope, Julius Caesar clarifies how the military, political, and economic aspects of the Roman Republic worked together to produce a man whose name has come down to us as a synonym for absolute authority.

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Summary

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Since the Renaissance, Julius Caesar has been idolized as a superman. While there is no doubt that Caesar was an extraordinary man, General Fuller points out that he was more extraordinary for his reckless ambition, matchless daring, and ruthless tyranny than for his skill as a military commander. Caesar continually had to extricate himself from the consequences of his errors in judgment, and his unpremeditated Gallic conquest is just one of Fuller’s many examples.

In telling Caesar’s story, Fuller also illuminates a century of Roman history, bringing to life Caesar’s wars, armies, equipment, and methods. Brilliant in design and impressive in scope, Julius Caesar clarifies how the military, political, and economic aspects of the Roman Republic worked together to produce a man whose name has come down to us as a synonym for absolute authority.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A most readable account of Caesar’s amazing career.” Classical World
“[Fuller] is unrivaled as a military historian.” S. L. A. Marshall, combat historian

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Author Bio: J. F. C. Fuller

Major General J. F. C. Fuller (1878–1966) was one of the most important and original military thinkers of the twentieth century. He served as lieutenant in the Boer War, organized the first British tank corps in World War I, and developed the strategy and tactics of tank warfare that were later put to such effective use by the Nazis for their World War II blitzkriegs. His many books include A Military History of the Western World, The Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant, and The Generalship of Alexander the Great.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 14.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English