Lucy Hughes-Hallett (Author)
December 05, 2006
5.18 X 1.15 X 7.96 inches | 1.12 pounds
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About the Author
Lucy Hughes-Hallett is a critic for The Sunday Times (London) and the author of Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams and Distortions. She lives in London with her husband and daughter, and is at work on a book about Gabriele d'Annunzio and the origins of Italian fascism.
"One of the many virtues of Heroes is that it values the attraction of monumental history while underscoring its dangers. . . . An enthralling book that achieves a felicitous compromise between skepticism and wonder." -The Wall Street Journal "Wonderful. . . . A great treat. . . . Gloriously packed with meaningful curiosities, the kinds of things that make a historical moment flash into being." -The Washington Post Book World "Authoritative. . . . Artful. . . . [Hughes-Hallett] achieves a balanced and well-assessed survey, with nimble wit, wide knowledge and what seems like peerless insight." -San Francisco Chronicle "Hughes-Hallett is a wonderful writer and these stories--often-byzantine narratives of reversals and comebacks, schemes and counterschemes--are carried by the graceful vigor of her prose. . . . Thrilling and captivating." -The Wilson Quarterly