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Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
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Odysseus Unbound: The Search for Homer's Ithaca by Robert Bittlestone and James Diggle and John Underhill
Odysseus Unbound: The Search for Homer's Ithaca

Helena, July 3, 2006

This book pulls you in like Tolkien or LeGuin but it's actually an historical mystery, not a fantasy. By the time you're done you know more about ancient geography, Linear B, seismology, today's Greek islands and Odysseus' pigfarm than you ever dreamed. You also really understand those tricky final scenes of The Odyssey. Amazing use and reproduction of all kinds of great graphics, too. The only question left unanswered is, "Was Homer really blind?"
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