Books by Anthony Everitt

ALEXANDER THE GREAT by Anthony Everitt
Released: Aug. 27, 2019

"Nearly unparalleled insight into the period and the man make this a story for everyone."
Everitt (The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization, 2016, etc.) shows us the genius of Alexander (356-323 B.C.E.) in a biography that reads as easily as a novel. Read full book review >
THE RISE OF ATHENS by Anthony Everitt
HISTORY
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Nearly 500 pages of names, plots, betrayals, battles, and murders may be more than some readers want to know about ancient Greece, but Everitt keeps the action moving, making this a worthy alternative to the classic doorstop, Will Durant's The Life of Greece (1939)."
A thick, lively popular history that tells a complex story without dumbing it down or devoting more than a modest effort to distinguishing fact from myth. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"An engrossing history of a relentlessly pugnacious city's 500-year rise to empire."
Far less documented than its glory years, Rome's early period receives a capable account from historian Everitt (Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"Clear, concise, well-researched and reasonable—a sensible, healthful lunch rather than a Roman banquet."
On balance, the 44-year reign of Caesar Augustus (63 b.c.-a.d. 14) had positive effects on Rome and its population. Unless . . . Read full book review >