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The Home Front: Germany (World War II Series) Hardcover – 1982


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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Time-Life Books (1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809434199
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809434190
  • Product Dimensions: 28.4 x 23.6 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 814,948 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By alexandria1121 on 12 Jun 2000
Format: Paperback
A wonderful book. I bought this book because I am fascinated by Alexander the Great. Actually although he does appear in the book it is not very much. Nevertheless this is a fascinating and funny book. It made me laugh out loud several times in spite of my being on the train. If you have read the solemn school of ancient history novel (the Mary Renault/Steven Pressfield type, good though they are) and are rather tired of them this is the book for you. His people are real, and for once I was actually able to imagine having lived then.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Feb 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is fantastic; filled with vibrant characters and vivid imagery. However, the best feature is Tom Holt's dry, sardonic wit and the way it manifests itself through the thoughts, observations and conversation of the central character.
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By Lecari on 3 Mar 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is set in Ancient Greece, and written in first person. I found it quite interesting, very witty in places. It's not actually about Alexander, but about Euxenus, who has a varied and interesting life. One of his many roles is being tutor to a young Alexander. I really enjoyed the first person perspective, it really made me feel involved in the world and as though I was there in Greece, sitting in a quiet room talking to him.

It has quite a sad ending, though I thought that perhaps it could have been a little less abrupt, but I guess a book needs to end somehow!
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.. but this book is right up my street.

It touches on big ideas and at the same time is easy to read. The characterisation is engaging (though in some senses a little simplistic).The humour ensures that we really believe these are human characters involved in bug events.
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If there is a better historical novel than this it might be Holt's 'The Walled Orchard'. For me, they're equally superb, no other word for them. The portrayals of Aristotle, Alexander and Diogenes the Cynic are sensational - what a way to bring them back to life. I can no longer imagine Diogenes any other way than as he is in this fabulously written book.
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