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Title:The Greek Treasure
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Irving Stone
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Number of Pages:496
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, Archaeology

The Greek Treasure by Irving Stone

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Greek Treasure Be it Michelangelo or Henry Schliemann be it a chisel or a pick there s always a lot of wood to chop in one of Irving Stone s factually fortified biographies of great men of obdurate vigor Schliemann was certainly the most single minded of these when in middle age rich amp retired from business he decided to uncover the city of Troy destroyed some years ago At this time he also married the young only Sophia who stayed by his side in situ during the years of endless excavations even after little Andromache amp Agamemnon were born For Schliemann it was to be A life sentence Sometimes I don t know which is the prisoner in this mount Troy or myself But then there were the st coins amp medals amp vertebrae amp later Priam s gold amp silver which the Turkish government would contest Schliemann was an arbitrary man stingy with Sophia amp her family tho no price was too great to pay for his lifework which he subsidized while he drove himself unremittingly toward his own sepulcher Certainly he s not the most lovable subject to read about at this predictable great length amp in all the bedrock scholarship amp mounds of magma it s hard to find the bosom lifting feeling of discovery however manifest the destiny of any book Stone has ever written Kirkus

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