The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War  -     By: Caroline Alexander
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The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War

Penguin Books / 2010 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0143118269
ISBN-13: 9780143118268
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"Spectacular and constantly surprising."
-Ken Burns


Written with the authority of a scholar and the vigor of a bestselling narrative historian, The War That Killed Achilles is a superb and utterly timely presentation of one of the timeless stories of Western civilization. As she did in The Endurance and The Bounty, New York Times bestselling author Caroline Alexander has taken apart a narrative we think we know and put it back together in a way that lets us see its true power. In the process, she reveals the intended theme of Homer's masterwork-the tragic lessons of war and its enduring devastation.

Author Bio

 Caroline Alexander has written for The New Yorker, Granta, Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, Outside, and National Geographic and is the author of four previous books.

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