I just got a crappy library copy off of Amazon. And it came from the Pima County Public Library, that was my library growing up.
From the dust jacket flap of the book:
The fall of the Roman Empire was the denouement of a long and dramatic confrontation between powerful ideological forces and legendary men. R. A. Lafferty captures the true meaning of both, and examines the people, places, ideas and feelings that led to this epic struggle.
Rome’s demise was not a simple case of fierce barbarians sacking and subduing a decadent, crumbling city. The author has skillfully balanced the turmoil and illusions of a mighty, dying Empire against the vitality of the aggressive Huns, Vandals, and above all, the Goths. The result is one of the most perceptive and stimulating historical accounts ever written.
This is history told and read for sheer pleasure: exciting, splendid and complex. The Fall of Rome is a story of the men and women who made things happen, who were as awesome, poignant, and in some cases, as savage as the era itself.
Of course this will have to sit on the shelf like the others until I am done with school.
Speaking of which. They will no longer be issuing certification for ICD-9 after the end of this year. That is what I have been in school for. Luckily my school is offering some sort of deal that can allow me to get ICD-10 certification training. I haven’t got near the actual coding part yet so I haven’t really lost any ground. I will require an extension. It might be advantageous to go through the ICD-9 training with or without certification because I doubt all the years, decades I think, of ICD-9 is simply going to disappear merely because the government wagged its finger.
I also picked this up. I realize they are re-releasing his short fiction but I don’t trust that either – they’ll finish it, or will be done before 2025.