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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (97 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Donald Kagan Narrator: Paul Hecht Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Donald Kagan - Yale's Sterling Professor of Classics and History - delivers a compelling new look at revisionism in Thucydides' classic History of the Peloponnesian War. To determine how accurate and dispassionate the Athenian general really was, Kagan exposes his epic to an enlightening and thorough analysis. Using contemporary and modern sources, Kagan reveals the exiled aristocrat's biases, prejudices, and his clear intention to spin events in his own way.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mackay | 8/30/2013

    " Kagan's intelligence and erudition are ever worthwhile. This isn't so much a biography of Thucydides as it is a biography of his great history of the Peloponnesian War, its ideas and influence, and also a fascinating look into the practice of history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bryn Lerud | 6/17/2013

    " I am very happy to be in a book club that asks me to read things I wouldn't have read otherwise. I thought the Peloponesian War was right after the Trojan War until I read this. History books are not generally my thing but this was interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stephanie | 11/19/2012

    " Not sure how to classify this one, as it's about a book or author, not a history itself (Thucydides). At any rate, I wouldn't read it until you've read Thucydides and ideally Herodotus, but if you have, it's extremely interesting. I'm reading more history of historians, lately, so this fits in well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tyler Malone | 10/6/2012

    " Looking past the author, this book makes one want to read more of Thucydides. I don't know if a biography can garner higher praise. "

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