Of all the beautiful women of history, none has left us such convincing proofs of her charms as Cleopatra, for the tide of Rome's destiny, and, therefore, that of the world, turned aside because of her beauty.
The book is comprised with piddling details about characters wouldn't care about. It focuses too much in depth about other characters rather than the protagonist herself. I still found the biography somewhat engaging and learnt a great deal of history. I would recommend this book to those who actually enjoy reading history.
Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Benvenuto Cellini, Horatio Alger, Jr, Charles Darwin, Jacob Abbott, Frank Lewis Dyer, Victor Hugo, Lytton Strachey, William M. Thayer, W.H.G. Kingston, John G. Nicolay, John T. Morse Jr., Edward Gibbon, Rabindranath Tagore, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Stuart Mill, Albert Keim, Louis Lumet, Anthony Trollope & John Rae