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Heroes: A History of Hero Worship
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Anchor Books
Publication date December 5, 2006
Pages 496
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400079797
ISBN-10 1400079799
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 1.12 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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Summary
An insightful study of heroism and of hero worship throughout history ranges from the ancient Trojan war to the twentieth century, looking at such figures as Alcibiades, El Cid, Albrecht von Wallenstein, Cato, Drake, and Garibaldi in terms of two paradigms of the Homeric heroes--Achilles, who sacrificed his life for glory, and Odysseus, the ultimate survivor. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Beginning beneath the walls of Troy and culminating in 1930s Europe, a magisterial exploration of the nature of heroism in Western civilization.

In this riveting and insightful cultural history, Lucy Hughes-Hallett brings to life eight exceptional men from history and myth to explore our timeless need for heroes. As she re-creates these extraordinary lives, Hughes-Hallett illuminates the attractions and dangers of hero worship. This is a fascinating book about dictatorship and democracy, seduction and mass hysteria, politics and culture, and the tensions between being good and being great.

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9781400079797 | details & prices | 496 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.12 lbs | List price $16.95
About: An insightful study of heroism and of hero worship throughout history ranges from the ancient Trojan war to the twentieth century, looking at such figures as Alcibiades, El Cid, Albrecht von Wallenstein, Cato, Drake, and Garibaldi in terms of two paradigms of the Homeric heroes--Achilles, who sacrificed his life for glory, and Odysseus, the ultimate survivor.

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