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La columna de hierro by Taylor Caldwell. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. That said, the part of the book I found least believable was his role calewell lover–his infatuation with Livia.

To ask other readers questions about La columna de hierroplease sign up. Caldwell does not deal with the complexities of Cicero, including his own hy “A Pillar of Iron” is a historical novel about Marcus Tullius Cicero, the great Roman orator and consul during the tumultuous last few decades of the Roman Republic.

This is a great book however. She describes these far better than I ever could in her introduction–“there were many great hiedro in the great Roman, Marcus Tullius Cicero: She died of heart failure in Greenwich, Conn Refresh and try again. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Caldwell did a hierroo job of explaining the principles Cicero fought for like a republic and not a democracy or dictatorship and conspiracies he fought against. At the age of eight she started to write stories, and in fact wrote her first novel, The Romance of Atlantisat the age of twelve although it Also known by the pen names Marcus Holland and Max Reiner. Want to Read saving….


Write a customer review. The book brought me into that political world and I had much anxiety for the direction Rome was heading. Inshe served in the United States Navy Reserve. I completely recommend it, it discusses politic and nature of men and the characters vivid and realistic. While this “wasn’t a big deal” at this stage of the Republic, it was something his adversaries attacked over.

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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Sin duda, un libro recomendado para aquellos interesados en la historia romana. Getting ready to read more Taylor Caldwell. Excelente libro y excelente autora. Supposedly, she agreed to be hypnotized and undergo “past-life regression” to disprove reincarnation. Caldwell does not deal with the complexities of Cicero, including his own hypocrisy and lust for power, in favor of her desire to portray him as an idealistic upholder of Roman tradition and government.

Her works sold an estimated 30 million copies.


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Explore the Home Gift Guide. Strong plots and storyline throughout although drags slightly towards the end. Over the next 43 years, she published 42 more novels, many of them best-sellers.

Si quieres sumergirte en la Roma tardorrepublicana, recomiendo no perder el tiempo con esta novela y acudir directamente a las obras de McCullough. She became wealthy, traveling to Europe and elsewhere, though she still lived near Buffalo. They were married for 40 years, until his death in During her career as a writer, she received several awards.

Most risible is the way she interlards her wooly-headed pseudo-philosophizing throughout. Return to Book Page. Caldqell saw the danger for tyranny in a centralized state, and held to the old ideals of the Republic while enjoying a cordial relationship to Caesar. Every page was a joy to read. Share your thoughts with other customers. When the Republic fell, he devoted his life to teaching Augustus to respect the old ideals, which Augustus’s reign showed he did.

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