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Paperback $16.95

Dec 05, 2006 | 528 Pages

Ebook $13.99

Mar 24, 2010 | 528 Pages

  • Paperback $16.95

    Dec 05, 2006 | 528 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Mar 24, 2010 | 528 Pages

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“One of the many virtues of Heroes is that it values the attraction of monumental history while underscoring its dangers. . . . An enthralling book that achieves a felicitous compromise between skepticism and wonder.” –The Wall Street Journal

“Wonderful. . . . A great treat. . . . Gloriously packed with meaningful curiosities, the kinds of things that make a historical moment flash into being.” –The Washington Post Book World

“Authoritative. . . . Artful. . . . [Hughes-Hallett] achieves a balanced and well-assessed survey, with nimble wit, wide knowledge and what seems like peerless insight.” –San Francisco Chronicle

“Hughes-Hallett is a wonderful writer and these stories—often-byzantine narratives of reversals and comebacks, schemes and counterschemes—are carried by the graceful vigor of her prose. . . . Thrilling and captivating.” –The Wilson Quarterly

Table Of Contents


I: Achilles
II: Alcibiades
III: Cato
IV: El Cid
V: Francis Drake
VI: Wallenstein
VII: Garibaldi
VIII: Odysseus

Author’s Note
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