The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War by Caroline Alexander

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The Illiad is celebrated as one of the greatest of all works of literature, the epic of all epics. But while the dramatic events of the Trojan War are legendary, the true theme of this ancient poem is often forgotten: the horror and enduring devastation of war. Written with the authority of a scholar and the vigor of a s bestselling narrative historian. The War That Killed Achilles is a superb and timely presentation of one of the timeless stories of Western civilization. Caroline Alexander has taken apart a narrative we think we know and put it back together in a way that illuminates its true power, relevant to all wars, past and present.

Penguin Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9780143118268. 296 pp.
Softcover. Near fine.