THE UNLIKELY HERO by Alan Honour

THE UNLIKELY HERO

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Heinrich Schliemann, son of a poor but educated German family, was from an early age an eccentric. But if he was difficult he was also extraordinarily tenacious and capable and while still a young man became a millionaire. The persistence of his dream--to unearth Troy--at a time when many believed that Homer himself-to say nothing of Troy- was a more poetic fancy, survived his business preoccupations and a disastrous marriage. His second marriage to a Greek girl and his discoveries of cities which pre-dated the Homeric Troy have been the subject of a recent juvenile biography as well as that of several adult works. In this portrait by Alan Honour, Schliemann is presented in full dimension and against a vivid background of his times and his avocation. A recommended supplement to the study of history and literature, a substantial addition to the library biography shelf.

Pub Date: Feb. 10th, 1960
Publisher: McGraw-Hill