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The Life and Times of Constantine the Great: The First Christian Emperor
Rutledge, Danbury CT, 1996

This is an enriched biography of Constantine the Great. Without compromising historical accuracy, it brings before the eyes of the reader as vividly as possible Constantine’s fascinating life, filling in the gaps by exploring the ancient records and the findings of modern scholarship, reconstructing events or offering plausible explanations to ancient riddles,

The book was reprinted by the author in 2002 and in 2007 because of continuing demand. Here are a few excerpts from the dozens of reader reviews: George Athas from Sydney, NSW, Australia, wrote in an Amazon.com review in 2007. “The book is a very easy read, but the more you turn the pages, the more you realize the sheer volume of research that Kousoulas has put into it. And that is the beauty of this book: it is masterful for both its simplicity of style and depth of research. This is a rare balance that is hard to achieve, but Kousoulas has done it.” Other readers wrote: “This is an excellent book…The author does not cloud our effort to illuminate historical images and happenings with his ego and ethnocentric sway,” (Margaret M. Tardio, 2008). “An excellent detailed and riveting account of Constantine.” (Ronald R. Kemple, 2008). “This is history writing at its best… The author writes with equal candor and intimate detail about Constantine’s accomplishments and his acts of cruelty, but also about the men and women in his life.” (Dr. Kirk H. Kinney, 2008). “This is superbly written… Rarely will you find a biography as entertaining as this one about any figure in history.” (Stuart McCunn, 2009). Robert J Crawford from Balmette Talloires, France, wrote in 2009 about the self-published second reprint: “Normally, I avoid vanity press books because I want an outside editor involved in a book’s development…I certainly would have gone for something more academic. Nonetheless, this book proved me wrong: it is a high quality biography by a non-specialist that is readable and consistently interesting. My biggest fear, on reading the cover, was that this was a Christian treatment rather a secular history. Once again, even though the author is an Archon of the Greek Orthodox Church, I had no reason to fear: this book is as secular as can be, constantly sifting through evidence and judging events by common sense rather than faith or some mystical assertion.”