A brilliant tour de force of a biography - about a man of whom we know nothing, and yet everything.
Ann Wroe is the American editor of The Economist, and was formerly its literary editor. She is the author of Lives, Lies and the Iran-Contra Affair and A Fool and His Money: Life in a Partitioned Medieval Town.
"The sheer skill of the writing... the touch of a master-novelist... Few have ever explored so imaginatively, or with such passionate attention to detail." - "Sunday Telegraph"
"Extraordinary and compelling." - "Sunday Telegraph" "Ann Wroe's knowledge of the past 2,000 years is encyclopaedic--She manages to keep Pilate living and breathing in the text, and occasionally kicking and screaming." - "Independent on Sunday" "From the Trade Paperback edition."