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The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan Warby Caroline Alexander
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"Spectacular and constantly surprising."
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.
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.
About the Author
Caroline Alexander is the author of the international bestsellers The Endurance and The Bounty. She has written for National Geographic, The New Yorker, Smithsonian and Outside. She lives in New Hampshire.
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