Cicero

Anthony Everitt
Random House, 2011, 396 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Anthony Everitt’s biography paints a caustic picture of Roman politics—where Senators were endlessly filibustering legislation, walking out, rigging the calendar and exposing one another’s sexual escapades, real or imagined, to discredit their opponents."

Lincoln

David Donald
Simon & Schuster, 2011, 720 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"A masterful work by Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency. Brilliantly depicts Lincoln’s gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war."

Peter The Great

Robert Massie
Head of Zeus,
 2012, 963 pp. 
Descrição da editora:

"Robert Massie delves deep into the life of this captivating historical figure, chronicling the pivotal events that shaped a boy into a legend - including his 'incognito' travels in Europe, his unquenchable curiosity about Western ways, his obsession with the sea and establishment of the stupendous Russian navy, his creation of an unbeatable army, and his relationships with those he loved most: Catherine, his loving mistress, wife, and successor; and Menshikov, the charming, unscrupulous prince who rose to power through Peter's friendship."

Catherine The Great

Robert Massie
Head of Zeus, 2012, 656 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"The Pulitzer Prize–winning Robert Massie returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history. She dealt with domestic rebellion, foreign wars, and the tidal wave of political change and violence churned up by the French Revolution."

Washington

Ron Chernow
Penguin, 2011, 904 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America’s first president."

Napoleon

Michael Broers
Faber & Faber Non Fiction, 2014, 608 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Michael Broers' biography draws on the thoughts of Napoleon himself as his incomparable life unfolded. It reveals a man of intense emotion, but also of iron self-discipline; of acute intelligence and immeasurable energy. Tracing his life from its dangerous Corsican roots, through his rejection of his early identity, and the dangerous military encounters of his early career, it tells the story of the sheer determination, ruthlessness and careful calculation that won him the precarious mastery of Europe by 1807."

Hirohito

Herbert Bix
HarperCollins, 2009, 850 pp.
Descrição da editora:

"Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign ushered Japan into the modern world. Never before has the full life of this controversial figure been revealed with such clarity and vividness. Bix shows what it was like to be trained from birth for a lone position at the apex of the nation's political hierarchy and as a revered symbol of divine status."