The hero Schliemann : the dreamer who dug for Troy

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Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2006.
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B Schliemann, H.
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72 pages : ill., map ; 24 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references.
A biography of the archaeologist who discovered the lost city of Troy. Archaeologist? Mythmaker? Crook? This illustrated biography of Heinrich Schliemann - a nineteenth-century romantic who most believe did find the ancient city of Troy - reveals him to be a fascinating mixture of all three. From the time Heinrich Schliemann was a boy - or so he said - he knew he was destined to dig for lost cities and find buried treasure. And if Schliemann had his way, history books would honor him to this day as one of the greatest archaeologists who ever lived. But a little digging into the life of Schliemann himself reveals that this nineteenth-century self-made man had a funny habit of taking liberties with the truth. Like the famous character of his hero, the poet Homer, Schliemann was a crafty fellow and an inventor of stories, a traveler who had been shipwrecked and stranded and somehow survived. And Heinrich Schliemann was determined to become a legend like Homer - but in his own time. Following this larger-than-life character from his poor childhood in Germany to his achievement of wealth as a merchant in Russia, from his first haphazard dig for the city of Ilium to his final years living in a pseudo "Palace of Troy," this tale paints a portrait of contradictions - a man at once stingy and lavishly generous, a scholar both shrewd and reckless, a speaker of twenty-two languages and a health fanatic addicted to cold sea baths.
A Junior Library Guild selection.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Schlitz, L. A., & Byrd, R. (2006). The hero Schliemann: the dreamer who dug for Troy . Candlewick Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Schlitz, Laura Amy and Robert. Byrd. 2006. The Hero Schliemann: The Dreamer Who Dug for Troy. Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Schlitz, Laura Amy and Robert. Byrd. The Hero Schliemann: The Dreamer Who Dug for Troy Cambridge, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2006.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Schlitz, Laura Amy., and Robert Byrd. The Hero Schliemann: The Dreamer Who Dug for Troy Candlewick Press, 2006.

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