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The Trojan War (Great Battles and Sieges) Library Binding – November 1, 1992

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Series: Great Battles and Sieges
  • Library Binding: 32 pages
  • Publisher: New Discovery (November 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 002733273X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0027332735
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,017,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 5-9-- The chief weakness with The Trojan War is that the legendary aspect of the story is not emphasized. The first two pages go into some discussion of the historical versus mythical aspects of the war, but after that the book tells of Helen's beauty, Achilles' strength, Apollo's wrath, etc., mixing up fact with fiction. The book ends up resembling a shortened, statically illustrated "Cliff Notes" version of the Illiad . El Alamein does what it sets out to do. It gives a brief, readable, account of the events leading up to this significant World War II battle and the strategy of the battle itself. No aspect of the fighting is covered in great detail. Many maps, diagrams, photographs, and drawings are included, although in a few cases the captions are somewhat confusing. More annoying is the fact that some terms are boldfaced in the texts and then defined in the glossary. Most readers will grow impatient with having to flip back and forth for the definitions. --Todd Morning, Schaumburg Township Public Library, IL
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

Elizabeth Edmondson (who also writes as Elizabeth Aston) was born in Chile to an impeccably English father and a distinctly un-English Argentine mother. Educated by Benedictine nuns in Calcutta, Fabians in London, and Inklings at Oxford, she's lived in India, England, Malta and Italy.

Married, with a grown-up son and daughter, she's always been fascinated by the complexities of family life, especially the secrets, violence and intrigues that lie beneath the smooth façade of twentieth-century upper class English families, which are the subject of her novels.

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