Chronicles Magazine History

The Conspiracy of Conspiracies

The scene is Rome, about A.D. 300. The Augustus Maximian has returned to the ancient capital to oversee the construction of the lavish baths that will bear the name of the senior Augustus, Diocletian.

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    The Banality of Banal

    Inevitably, Schlesinger's memoirs get the big publisher and the big hype. Mr. Schlesinger is "the finest historian of our age," according to such dust-jacket celebrities as the erudite Mr. Tom Brokaw and the judicious Mr. Norman Mailer.

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