Book Review: Pillar of Iron by Taylor Caldwell

Taylor Caldwell was born in 1900 and was one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed novelists. She published forty books during her 50 year career. She was a favorite of my mother, but, although her books were certainly available in my high school library, I somehow never chanced to read any of them. When I [...]

Book Review: Caesar’s Lictor by Alex Johnston

“Please tell the chef to go easy on the garum.” If you want to read the joke to which this is the punchline you will have to read this book. But I’ll give you a clue, it is told by Julius Caesar and the butt is Cato. Alex Johnston scores once again with his novella [...]

Book Review: Pompey, Rising Sun by Robert Allen Johnson

“Oh you hard hearts, you cruel men of Rome. Knew you not Pompey? Many a time and oft have you climbed up to the walls and battlements, to towers and windows, yea, to chimney-tops, your infants in your arms, and there have sat the live-long day, with patient expectation, to see great Pompey pass the [...]