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Caroline Alexander
Caroline Alexander was born in Florida, of British parents and has lived in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. She studied philosophy and theology at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar and has a doctorate in classics from Columbia University. She is the author of the best-selling The Endurance:... show more

Caroline Alexander was born in Florida, of British parents and has lived in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. She studied philosophy and theology at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar and has a doctorate in classics from Columbia University. She is the author of the best-selling The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition which has been translated into thirteen languages. She writes frequently for The New Yorker and National Geographic, and she is the author of four other books, including Mrs Chippy's Last Expedition, the journal of the Endurance's ship's cat.
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 5 months ago
TITLE: The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War AUTHOR: Caroline Alexander DATE PUBLISHED: 2010 FORMAT: Paperback ISBN-13: 9780143118268 _______________________ DESCRIPTION: "WHAT ARE THE REAL LESSONS OF WAR?The Illiad is celebrated as one of t...
spocksbro
spocksbro rated it 8 years ago
There is a section in Mark Edmundson’s Why Read? where the author discusses the difference between “literature” – those works of prose and verse that are read and discussed for generations – and what isn’t – those works that may be well written and engaging but don’t have the power or impact that su...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 9 years ago
So I have a somewhat guilty secret. I sorta, kinda, like the movie Troy, at least up to the part where Hector gets killed. I know it has its problems, least of all Orlando Bloom as Paris (really, him?), but I still enjoy it.I've always had a thing for the Trojan War. The first "grown up" program ...
willemite
willemite rated it 9 years ago
When Ernest Shackleton sailed his ship Endurance to the Antarctic, there was more on board than merely men, stores and a dream. There was Mrs Chippy, actually a male cat. Mrs. Chippy’s Last Expedition is a feline-level view of that unfortunate journey, at least the first, less horrifying part. And i...
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