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The War That Killed Achilles

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The War That Killed Achilles by Caroline Alexander
Oct 15, 2009 | 320 Pages
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“In her spectacular and constantly surprising new book, Caroline Alexander has taken the ‘original’ war book and turned it upside down, making it, as all wars are, an excruciating story of loss…The War that Killed Achilles is a triumph.”
-Ken Burns

“This riveting tale of ancient wars, legendary warriors, and mythical gods is at once a great adventure story and a cautionary tale of the enduring perils of hubris and ego. Achilles’ life and death are instructive lessons for all of us today.”
-Tom Brokaw

“Spirited and provocative…a nobly bold even rousing venture…it would be hard to find a faster, livelier, more compact introduction to such a great range of recent Iliadic explorations.”
-Steve Coates, The New York Times

“Penetrating…reflecting her own skills [Alexander] provides her own translation of an entire chapter…a real bonus for the reader, comparing favorably with Lattimore and Fagles.”
Boston Globe

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