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Caroline Alexander

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A contributing writer for *The New Yorker*, *Granta*, and *National Geographic*, Caroline Alexander is the author of three books, *The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition*, *The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty*, and, most recently, *The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War*, which Ken Burns praised as "a spectacular and constantly surprising new book... a triumph." Delivering a goundbreaking reading of the *Iliad* that restores Homer's vision of the tragedy of war, Alexander uncovers why "the epic of all epics" has had such a profound impact on our culture. Called "spirited and provocative... a nobly bold, even rousing adventure," Steve Coates of the New York Times says " it would be hard to find a faster, livelier, more compact introduction."