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։ Easy reader ॆ The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic Ἃ Ebook By Mike Duncan ᒋ

։ Easy reader ॆ The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic  Ἃ Ebook By Mike Duncan ᒋ ։ Easy reader ॆ The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic Ἃ Ebook By Mike Duncan ᒋ Mike Duncan s popular podcast, The History of Rome and Revolutions, packed facts, dry humor and historical parallels into easily digestible 20 minute episodes His new book, The Storm Before The Storm, focuses on the decades that led up to the fall of the Republic From income inequality to questions about who does and doesn t deserve citizenship to the rise of populism, it s consistently surprising how the issues we re facing today were relevant two millennia ago And if you re worried about those parallels, this book provides a dose of reassurance We re divided, but hey, at least we re not laying siege to our political rivals cities just yet National Public Radio, Best Books of 2017 The Storm Before the Storm is massively entertaining and relevant to our own time All times, in fact War, politics, money, power, corruption, and class warfare seem to overwhelm the republican Roman political system and the results are horrifying Huge personalities like Marius and Sulla cast a large shadow, but forces beyond anyone s control seem to drive the narrative A chilling reminder of what can happen in any republic Masterfully told Dan Carlin, host of Hardcore History podcastNever has a book about history that s two millennia old been so timely Duncan, in the sort of narrative prose that caused his podcasts to electrify history lovers everywhere, tells the story of the decay of Republican Rome and its contemporary relevance drips off every page The Storm Before the Storm has everything from vividly portrayed populist demagogues exploiting economic and social inequality to the failure of calcified republican institutions to adapt to changing circumstances You ll learn as much about the problems we face today from this book as from any newspaper Benjamin Wittes, editor in chief of Lawfare and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution Written with the humor and the storytelling instincts that made him such a popular podcaster, Duncan brilliantly answers a vital question that is rarely asked What weakened the late Roman Republic enough that it collapsed under the ambitions of the Caesars This is history as it should be compelling, witty, and ultimately revealing Lars Brownworth, author of In Distant Lands A Short History of the CrusadesMike Duncan turns his talent for clear and engaging exposition to an underappreciated period of Roman history the last days of the Republic, before the rise of Caesar and the agonizing civil wars that yielded the Roman Empire Duncan s readable and witty style, and his eye for the telling detail and memorable anecdote, carry the reader through a gripping narrative Peter Adamson, professor philosophy, LMU Munich, and host of History of PhilsophyRemarkably engaging Washington PostWritten in Duncan s usual congenial style He zeros in on Rome s polarization between optimates conservatives and populares populists , the disintegration of participatory democracy, and the concomitant rise in inequality, uncivil discourse, and violence The parallels with modern times, and particularly contemporary America, leap off the page Huffington PostThis companionable and sprightly book captures the political drama and human passion of that extraordinary story New CriterionMarvelous A highly enjoyable historical narrative that reads almost like a modern political thriller New York Journal of BooksA stark warning about what can happen to a civilization that has lost its way Smithsonian OnlineMike Duncan is one of the foremost history podcasters in the world Thanks to the worldwide popularity of his podcasts, Duncan has led fans on a number of sold out guided tours of Italy, England and France to visit historic sites from Ancient Rome to the French Revolution Duncan also collaborates with illustrator Jason Novak on informative cartoons that humorously explain the historical context for current events. 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    • The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic
    • 3.1
    • 255
    • Hardcover
    • 308 pages
    • Mike Duncan
    • English
    • 03 June 2016

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