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Olivia E. Coolidge (1908–2006)

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Værker af Olivia E. Coolidge

The Trojan War (1952) 763 eksemplarer
Greek Myths (1949) 532 eksemplarer
Caesar's Gallic War (1991) 239 eksemplarer
Lives of Famous Romans (1801) 90 eksemplarer
Men of Athens (1962) 77 eksemplarer
Legends of the North (1749) 61 eksemplarer
The Golden Days of Greece (1968) 59 eksemplarer
Roman people (1959) 34 eksemplarer
King of Men (1966) 28 eksemplarer
Egyptian adventures (1954) 26 eksemplarer
Tom Paine Revolutionary (1969) 23 eksemplarer
Tales of the Crusades (1970) 23 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Coolidge, Margaret Olivia Ensor
Fødselsdato
1908-10-16
Dødsdag
2006-12-10
Køn
female
Nationalitet
England, UK
Fødested
London, England, UK
Dødssted
Essex, England, UK
Bopæl
Lakeville, Connecticut, USA
Squam Lake, Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Uddannelse
University of Oxford (Somerville College)
Erhverv
teacher
children's book author
novelist
biographer
Kort biografi
Olivia E. Coolidge was born in London, England, a daughter of Sir Robert Ensor, a journalist and historian, and his wife Helen Fisher. She grew up at the family home near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. She earned a degree in Classics and Philosophy at Oxford University in 1931, and a master's degree in 1940. She taught Greek, Latin, and English in Germany and England before going to the USA, where she taught at schools in Connecticut and Massachusetts. In 1946, she married Archibald C. Coolidge, also an educator. She made her literary debut with The Greek Myths in 1949, and continued to write for young adults for several decades. She published a total of 27 books, mainly biographies and historical fiction. Other works included The Trojan War (1952); Legends of the North (1951); Makers of the Red Revolution (1963); Men of Athens; Lives of Famous Romans (1965); and biographies of Eugene O'Neill, Winston Churchill, Edith Wharton, Gandhi, and Tom Paine.

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An anthology of short stories dealing with the high points of Athenian history up to the end of the Pelopponnesian war. Lively.
 
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DinadansFriend | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 8, 2024 |
One of the two, or possibly three, if one counts "The Gallic Wars", historical novels for young adults written by Coolidge. This one covers the start of the Persian Wars and the events leading up to it through the life of Metiochos, the son of Miltiades. Little is known of the historical Metiochos, but that he became a Persian nobleman after his capture seems to be an historical fact. For such a short book, just 256 pages, it covers a lot of politics, and many remarkable events. There are conflicting loyalties, to ideals, to persons, and to cultures, throughout. The final battle is dramatic and grim, and of course, the conclusion is inevitable, because it is famous.… (mere)
 
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themulhern | Oct 7, 2023 |
I feel Coolidge was a bit better at novels.
 
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themulhern | Jul 1, 2023 |
Outstanding and idiosyncratic novel about Agamemnon the mythical king of Mycenae from his childhood to his marriage to Clytemnestra. Set in an historical Mycenae with gods who are just as busy and interfering as those in the Iliad. Suitable for young adults.
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themulhern | Jun 17, 2023 |

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Værker
36
Medlemmer
2,347
Popularitet
#10,928
Vurdering
½ 3.6
Anmeldelser
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ISBN
58
Sprog
2
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