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The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War Paperback - 2010

by Caroline Alexander

From the author of the bestselling work "The Bounty" comes a groundbreaking reading of "The Iliad" that restores Homer's vision of the tragedy of war.


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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.

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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.

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  • Title The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War
  • Author Caroline Alexander
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition Reprint
  • Pages 320
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Penguin Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.
  • Date 2010-09-28
  • ISBN 9780143118268 / 0143118269
  • Weight 0.6 lbs (0.27 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.38 x 5.52 x 0.69 in (21.29 x 14.02 x 1.75 cm)
  • Ages 18 to UP years
  • Grade levels 13 - UP
  • Themes
    • Chronological Period: Ancient (To 499 A.D.)
    • Cultural Region: Greece
  • Library of Congress subjects Homer, War in literature
  • Dewey Decimal Code 883.01

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About the author

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