This was a wonderful read. It is NOT the best book if you want a detailed account of the history of Rome during this time, but it does give a great overview of Caesar's life and several key events of the time. The best thing about the book is the way it is written, with a nice easy style that does not bore you. A serious student of history would likely want something more detailed, but for the casual reader, or, for someone who wants a refresher on this time period it is great. I highly recommend it.