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

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

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By (author) Caroline Alexander

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 214mm x 20mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 28 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0143118269
  • ISBN 13: 9780143118268
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 711,989

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