Thursday, February 09, 2012

The 9 best books featuring notorious figures

The Christian Science Monitor culled nine of the best books featuring notorious figures from Thomas Craughwell's Great Books for every Book Lover.

One title on the list:
Agrippina: Sex, Power, and Politics in the Early Empire, by Anthony A. Barrett

The life of Agrippina the Younger has been subject to much sensational speculation, but Barrett takes a deeper look at the wife of Claudius and mother of Emperor Nero. Did one of Rome’s most powerful women use sex and manipulation to get her way? Absolutely, Barrett shows, but not without reason.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue