A biography of the twelve caesars of our time: the American presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush.
‘This is a delight of a summer book: history for the beach, politics for the deckchair, and a waspish entertainment come rain or shine . . . He hasn’t produced one dull essay in twelve . . . An excellent journey through recent American history, which serves another of history’s most fundamental purposes: to help us better understand the present through the past’ – Peter Preston, Guardian