Adrian Goldsworthy – Caesar: Life of a Colossus
Julius Caesar’s story has been told a thousand times. What Goldsworthy brings to his telling is an attention to detail. For the larger-picture, go elsewhere; Christian Meier’s Caesar: A Biography is generally considered the definitive Caesar biography. But for hard-to-find details about Caesar’s personality, insights about what made him tick, and mostly-forgotten life events from flings to the demands he made of his captors while being held for ransom by pirates, Goldsworthy excels.