By (author) Beatrice Gormley
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Julius Caesar by Beatrice Gormley
Book DescriptionJulius Caesar was born in Rome in the year 100 b.c. to a well-known family that supposedly traced its ancestry to the Greek goddess Venus. Although Caesar grew up to be one of the world's most famous military and political leaders, he was raised in the Subura, a lower-class neighborhood of Rome. As a young man, Caesar was known for both his bravery in battle and his ability to speak at the Roman Forum. When Caesar left Rome to join the military service in Asia, he was awarded the corona civica -- an oak crown -- the highest honor given to a noncommander. At the Forum, Caesar's oratory skills and his enthusiasm for prosecuting corrupt generals furthered his reputation. Read about the boy from Rome who transformed the Roman republic into a Mediterranean empire.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781416912811
(203mm x 127mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Beatrice Gormley
Nelson Mandela, Paperback (September 2016)
Read about Nelson Mandela's inspiring life and struggle for justice.
Barack Obama, Hardback (September 2015)
As the first African-American editor of the "Harvard Law Review, " the first African-American presidential nominee of a major political party, and eventually the first African-American president of the United States, Barack Obama has consistently shattered barriers--barriers that some people thought could never be overcome.
Malcolm X, Paperback (March 2008)» View all books by Beatrice Gormley
Enduring such terrifying experiences as having his home firebombed by white supremacists as a child, along with years of racist insults, shaped the life of Malcolm X. This biography captures Malcolm X's growth: his youth as a petty criminal, his jailhouse conversion to the Nation of Islam, his marriage and his assassination.
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Author Biography - Beatrice Gormley
Beatrice Gormley has written a number of books for young readers, including several titles in the History's All-Stars series, as well as biographies of Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Laura Bush. She lives in Westport, Massachusetts.
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