THE WALLS OF WINDY TROY by Marjorie Braymer

THE WALLS OF WINDY TROY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Heinrich Schliemann, nineteen, predisposed to consumption, and penniless, looked back on a heritage of misfortune, and ahead to a vision so daring that only the most romantic could keep from judging him insane. Determined to vindicate the family name--his father was a scholar, who through weakness became embroiled in a financial scandal--the boy left his native Germany and set about amassing a fortune huge enough to subsidize his dream of unearthing the ruins of Troy. The story of his fabulous discovery, of his hardships and his ultimate recognition, is told here in an engrossing and unbiased manner. Schliemann's zeal, which often bordered on eccentricity, is given its full dimension as Marjorie Braymer imparts the scientific and emotional truths which surrounded one of the most significant archaeological ventures of history.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1960
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace