New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016. Maps, Neil Gower. First U.S. Edition, First Printing. Cloth. SIGNED by the Author on a front endpaper, royal 8vo (9 1/2" x 6 7/8" x 1 1/2"), black cloth with gold lettering on spine, two B&W maps by Neil Gower: one of the Roman Empire; the other of Cicero's Italy; archival polyester-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with photo of a sculpture of Cicero--designed by Mack Buck; gold foil "Signed First Edition" sticker; Author's Note. Dramatis Personae. Glossary; xix, [xx], 385 pages +  A Note About the Author +  A Note on the Type. Weight: 1 lb. 11.4 oz. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #7324
"Riveting and tumultuous, Dictator encompasses some of the most epic events in ancient history--the collaspse of the Roman Republic and the subsequent civil war, the murder of Pompey, the assassination of Julius Caesar. But the central problem it presents is a timeless one: how to keep political freedom unsullied by personal ambition, vested interests, and the erosive effects of ceaseless, senseless foreign wars. In Robert Harris's indelible portrait, Cicero attempts to answer this question with both his thoughts and his deeds, becoming a hero--brilliant, flawed, frequently fearful yet untimately brave--both for his own time and for ours." Said Cicero, "Laws are silent in times of war."
Robert Harris (born 1957) has worked for the BBC, as a columnist for the Times and Daily Telegraph, and author of impressively researched and dramatized historical fiction. Several of his books have been filmed, such as The Ghost.
F/NF Condition! Tight, bright cloth. Slight wear to edges of the bright and clean dust jacket (unclipped) and a 1/4" nick to the lower corner of the front dj flap with underlying tiny scrape to cloth corner.