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The Ruin of the Roman Empire

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The Ruin of the Roman Empire

A New History

By James J. O'Donnell

Ecco Press, Paperback, 9780060787417, 448pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2009

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The Ruin of the Roman Empire by James J. O'Donnell is a "vigorous" (Kirkus Reviews) and "richly layered" (Publishers Weekly) history of Rome's fall. Renowned historian and author of Augustine, O'Donnell revisits this ancient tale in a fresh way, bringing home its sometimes painful relevance to today's political issues.


Praise For The Ruin of the Roman Empire

“O’Donnell’s richly layered book provides significant glimpses into the many factors that leveled a mighty empire.”
-Publishers Weekly

“A vigorous history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“An exotic and instructive tale, told with life, learning and just the right measure of laughter on every page. O’Donnell combines a historian’s mastery of substance with a born storyteller’s sense of style to create a magnificent work of art. Perfect for history-lovers and admirers of great writing alike.”
-Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State

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