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    DescriptionThe sixth book in the epic Masters of Rome series Julius Caesar is in the prime of his life and at the height of his powers. But behind the myth lies a man beset with contradictions. Happily married, he is also the lover of the enigmatic Egyptian queen, Cleopatra. A great general, he wishes to bring to an end Rome's endless wars. Conscious of his own power, and contemptuous of lesser men, he is determined not to be worshipped as a living god or crowned emperor. But Caesar is a man whose very greatness attracts envy and jealousy to a dangerous degree, and as the political intrigues which surround him reach their climax, his destruction becomes inevitable. As the Ides of March approach, one of the most powerful stories in history reaches its dramatic conclusion -


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    Title
    The October Horse
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colleen McCullough
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1120
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 696 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099280521
    ISBN 10: 0099280523
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR9619.3
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    Thema V1.0: FV
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    ARROW BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    07 August 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Colleen McCullough was born in Australia. A neurophysicist, she established the department of neurophysiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, then worked as a researcher and teacher at Yale Medical School for ten years. She is the author of the record-breaking international bestseller The Thorn Birds as well as eleven other novels, and lives on Norfolk Island in the Pacific with her husband.
    Review quote
    "McCullough's expert command of the historical facts from a broad range of ancient and contemporary sources makes this the kind of novel that tests and expands even an expert's knowledge of Roman history" -- James Hawking Historical Novels Review "This is a marvellous, sweeping story with all the familiar characters - Cleopatra, Mark Antony, Brutus et al - which brings the periods vividly alive, and retells a vital period in world history in a splendidly accessible way" Books Magazine "[A] swiftly moving story ... packed full of political intrigue, romance, drama, and war" Booklist