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    Description"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
    Subtitle
    The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Caroline Alexander
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143118268
    ISBN 10: 0143118269
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Approval Code: A23280000
    LC classification: PA
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    DC22: 883.01
    B&T General Subject: 495
    Abridged Dewey: 809
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 883.01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 88
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190
    B&T Approval Code: A24204000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, DB, NHD, NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    28 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    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.