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1) The Iliad
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"Composed around 730 B.C., Homer's Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. From the explosive confrontation between Achilles, the greatest warrior at Troy, and Agamemnon, the inept leader of the Greeks, through to its tragic conclusion, The Iliad explores the abiding, blighting facts of war. Carved close to the original...
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The story of World War I, through the lives and words of its poets The hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of what many believed would be the war to end all wars is in 2014. And while World War I devastated Europe, it inspired profound poetry-words in which the atmosphere and landscape of battle are evoked perhaps more vividly than anywhere else. The poets-many of whom were killed-show not only the war's tragedy but also the hopes and disappointments...
Fairfax Press :
Walt Whitman, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Herman Melville are just a few of the contributors to the 66 poems and 38 songs, arranged by subject, that evoke the harrowing experience that was the Civil War.
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