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Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni

Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni
Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni are the co-authors Rome's Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar. Goodman has worked as the speechwriter for House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Senator Chris Dodd. His work has appeared on the floors of both houses of Congress, national television and radio, and the op-ed pages of The New York Times, Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Soni is the managing editor of the Huffington Post Media Group. He has worked as a speech writer and policy aide in Washington, D.C.

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