... In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the
University of Edinburgh, had this to say...
Here is a link for you serious readers as well as history buffs.http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/731
Do be advised that Gibson wrote 5 more volumes about the fall of Rome besides this tome, his first.
Gibbons first volume was published in February 1776 just five months before our Declaration of Independence was adopted and signed. Gibbons is known in some circles as the "father" of the enlightenment. So he is in some ways responsible for the creation of this country.
Everything that Gibbons wrote about Rome is relevant to what is happening today in America. Read his words at your own peril. Be warned however Gibbons is a master wordsmith of the English language, you may not be able to put his books down once you start reading.
If you enjoy old books the Guttenberg Project is a good place to read or down load them for cheap or even in these cases for free.
Here is another two books you may find let us say interesting, otherwise known as what your government doesn’t want our service men and women to know. Both are by Sir Winston Churchill and the first book deals exclusively with his service on the Afghanistan-Indian (Pakistan) frontier, and secondly his service in the ‘Soudan’ sic or Darfur region of Africa. You can almost hear the modern day rattle of Kalashnikov AK47s instead of Muslim muskets echoing across the decades in both of these Churchill books. They are both easy reads.http://www.gutenberg.org/files/9404/9404-h/9404-h.htm
Sir Winston’s first book.
The Story of the Malakand Field Force http://www.gutenberg.org/files/4943/4943-h/4943-h.htm
Sir Winston’s second book written about 1899?
The River War