The Creators: A History of Heroes of the Imagination

By Daniel J. Boorstin

Via piecing the lives of chosen participants right into a grand mosaic, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin explores the advance of inventive innovation over 3,000 years. A highly bold chronicle of the humanities that Boorstin offers with the scope that made his Discoverers a countrywide bestseller.

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The full-grown gods' loves and hates give you the cause energy, the resources of defeat or victory, luck or disaster within the Iliad and the Odyssey. Achilles, whose wrath is the subject matter of the Iliad, is the son of Peleus, who's the grandson of Zeus, and of the Nereid Thetis whom the gods had given in marriage to Peleus. by no means are the gods absent from the tale as we watch Aphrodite, protectress of Helen, and Apollo, the protector of all Troy, fight vainly opposed to "the plan of Zeus. " The Odyssey, too, glows with the divine, the astounding, and the preternatural.

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