Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Caligula: The Mad Emperor of Rome by Stephen Dando-Collins

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. It's based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.


Caligula: The Mad Emperor of Rome by Stephen Dando-Collins
Expected publication: July 30th 2019 by Turner

Explore all of the murder, madness and mayhem in Ancient Rome during the reign of the mad emperor, Caligula.

In this book about Rome's most infamous emperor, expert author, Stephen Dando-Collins' chronicles all the palace intrigues and murders that led to Caligula becoming emperor, and details the horrors of his manic reign and the murderous consequences brought about at the hand of his sister Agrippina the Younger, his uncle Claudius and his nephew Nero.

Skillfully researched, Dando-Collins puts the jigsaw pieces together to form an accurate picture of Caligula's life and influences. Dando-Collins' precise and thorough examination of the emperor's life puts Caligula's paranoid reign into perspective, examining the betrayals and deaths he experienced prior to his time in power and the onset of a near-fatal illness believed to have affected his mental-health.

I found out about this nonfiction book last week and as someone who is obsessed with ancient Rome I simply must have it. Especially since it's a book about Caligula. He's the emperor I find the most interesting out of them all. The Julio-Claudian dynasty is super fascinating to me so I can't wait for this book to be released!



17 comments:

  1. Great choice, it could read like a horror book, Stephanie!

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  2. This sounds really interesting! I love that cover as well. It gives me some revenge vibes. I hope that you love it! :)

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  3. I've been doing a fair amount ancient Rome recently due to my son's school topic and I must admit I'm finding it all fascinating. This suggestion has come at a perfect time! I was reading on Caligula last night. Will check this one out. :)

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  4. I love this cover, and wow this sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Barb(Boxermommyreads)March 20, 2019 at 2:53 PM

    I don't read a lot of non fiction but I hope you love it!

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  6. This doesn't sound like something I would normally read, but I hope you enjoy it!

    My WoW

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  7. Oooh! I love the cover of this book! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  8. Me too! But I think I definitely will... ^_^

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  9. I really love the cover so of course I'll have to buy a hardback lol

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  10. I've been searching for a nonfiction about Caligula that's a new release so I think I'll really enjoy it.

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  11. It's probably my most read genre of 2019 so far. Not totally sure but I think it is. I need more! LOL

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  12. Caligula is super fascinating even though he only reigned for less than four years.

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  13. I know right? And I've been looking for a nonfiction about Caligula (that is a newish release) for a while so I'm psyched!

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  14. I just lauged out loud when I read your comment with everything I know about Caligula. It fit perfectly!

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  15. Caligula would make a really grear horror character. Haha

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  16. Haha yes, I can see why you need to read this one! I really hope you can get it ^.^

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