A great book that tells the story of the end of the Republic in Rome. In many ways this book reads as a novel, and it covers all of the major players. Ancient history is one of my weaker areas, and this book filled in many gaps for me in a way that was exciting to read. I imagine that there is probably not a lot new here for someone really into Roman history, but for someone with only a basic knowledge, this is a great place to start. Recommended and I look forward to his "sequel" that deals with the Emperors of Rome.