Heroes

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Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
Anchor Books
Publish Date
December 05, 2006
Pages
496
Dimensions
5.18 X 1.15 X 7.96 inches | 1.12 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781400079797
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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.

Reviews

"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