By Rob Goodman, Jimmy Soni
"Cato, history's most renowned foe of authoritarian power, was once the pivotal political guy of Rome; an idea to our Founding Fathers; and a cautionary determine for our occasions. He enjoyed Roman republicanism, yet observed himself as too principled for the mere politics that would have stored it. His existence and classes are urgently suitable within the harshly divided America—and world—of this day. With erudition and verve, Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni flip their lifetime of Cato into the main glossy of biographies, a combination of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and video game Change."
—Howard Fineman, Editorial Director of The Huffington put up Media workforce, NBC and MSNBC information Analyst, and New York Times bestselling writer of The 13 American Arguments
"A really impressive piece of work. What so much impresses me is the book's skill to arrive throughout the complicated dynastic politics of the overdue Roman Republic to give social realities in a manner intelligible to the fashionable reader. Rome's final Citizen entertainingly restores to lifestyles the stoic Roman who encouraged George Washington, Patrick Henry and Nathan Hale. this is often greater than a biography: it's a learn of the way a name lasted during the centuries from the tip of 1 republic to the beginning of another."
—David Frum, DailyBeast columnist, former White apartment speech author, and New York Times bestselling writer of The correct Man
Marcus Porcius Cato: aristocrat who walked barefoot and slept at the flooring together with his troops, political heavyweight who cultivated just like a Stoic thinker, a hardnosed defender of culture who awarded himself as a guy out of the sacred Roman past—and the final guy status whilst Rome’s Republic fell to tyranny. His blood feud with Caesar all started within the chamber of the Senate, performed out at the battlefields of a global struggle, and ended while he took his personal existence instead of stay below a dictator.
Centuries of thinkers, writers, and artists have drawn concept from Cato’s Stoic braveness. Saint Augustine and the early Christians have been moved and challenged via his instance. Dante, in his Divine Comedy, selected Cato to preside over the souls who arrive in Purgatory. George Washington so respected him that he staged a play on Cato’s existence to restore the spirit of his troops at Valley Forge. Now, in Rome’s final Citizen, Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni carry the 1st sleek biography of this stirring figure.
Cato’s existence is a gripping story that resonates deeply with our personal turbulent occasions. He grappled with terrorists, a debt main issue, endemic political corruption, and a tremendous gulf among the elites and people they ruled. in lots of methods, Cato was once the last word guy of principle—he even selected suicide instead of be utilized by Caesar as a political pawn. yet Cato used to be additionally a political failure: his stubbornness sealed his and Rome’s defeat, and his lonely finish casts a shadow at the habitual desire singular chief can go beyond the soiled company of politics.
Rome’s final Citizen is a undying tale of an uncompromising guy in a time of predicament and his lifelong conflict to avoid wasting the Republic.