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Heroes: A History of Hero Worship
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from Anchor Books (December 5, 2006)
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.