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Friday
Jun222018

The Storm Before the Storm by Mike Duncan

Why I read this book:

Aside from my interest over mountaineering, I'm also totally obsessed with the history of Rome. I was a devoted listener to Mike Duncan's History of Rome podcast. There's something fascinating about such a well documented and long lasting political organization. The ruins of the once far reaching society are still present today whether they are in stone or words.

My once sentence summary:

A victory obtained by compromising written and unwritten standards leads to a deterioration in the fundamentals of government.

Kudos:

Duncan strikes a conversational tone about a complex web of people and politics that spans decades. Well-documented as always and thoroughly enjoyable to read. I love how Duncan can draw connections between events and decisions made countries a part. This history book reads like a novel.

Quibbles:

None. I am a fan of Duncan.

Final verdict:

High recommend to anyone interested in Roman history or trying to understand where the current political climat may lead.

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