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A Pillar of Iron
A Pillar of Iron
Author: Taylor Caldwell
ISBN-13: 9780385053037
ISBN-10: 0385053037
Publication Date: 6/1965
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
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Taylor Caldwell brings craftsmanship and writing skill to "A Pillar of Iron," but beyond that, her novel is talky and historically inaccurate. Focusing on a heroic Cicero who never really existed, "A Pillar of Iron" seems mostly a showcase for its author's mid-twentieth century political concerns. I'd love to see Cicero's reputation revived but don't think Caldwell has really succeeded in doing that here.