One of the most important historical records left by the Romans, Julius Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War is made reader-friendly by Olivia Coolidge. Coolidge expertly weaves historical fact and fiction together to recreate the days of bloody Roman conquest. She captures the tensions felt by Caesar as he establishes his bid for power and the desperation felt by the Gallic tribes fighting to defend their homelands. Records the period of the Gallic War from 58 to 51 B.C., and is narrated by a fictitious soldier in Caesar's army.
About the Author: Olivia Coolidge was born in London, England, in 1908. She received her education at Somerville College, Oxford University, where her main subjects included Latin, Greek, and philosophy. These studies helped her earn her place in the pantheon on children's literature through her mythological retellings demonstrating careful research and the adriot capacity to bring the past to life.