The Exploits of Xenophon

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Linnet Books, 1955 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 180 pages
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When Cyrus and the Greek military leaders are killed in an attempt to seize the throne of Persia, Xenophon, a young Greek soldier, is chosen to lead the troops out of the hostile country.

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Contents

The Camp
3
The Battle of Cunaxa
21
Xenophon Takes Action
43
Copyright

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Geoffrey Household (1900--1988) was born in Bristol and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. He worked all over the world, including Eastern Europe, the US, the Middle East and South America as, among other things, a banker, a salesman, and an encyclopedia writer. He served in British intelligence in World War II. His other works include "A Rough Shoot, Watcher in the Shadows, Rogue Justice" and an autobiography, "Against the Wind,

Leonard Everett Fisher is a well-known and prolific author and illustrator of children's books. He has also written for adults and created illustrations for magazines. In addition, Fisher was dean of the Whitney School of Art and a visiting professor at a number of schools. Fisher was born in 1927 in the Bronx, New York, and started to draw as a small child. After graduating from high school, he studied at Brooklyn College and then entered the army where he worked with a mapmaker. He holds a B.F.A. and a M.F.A. from Yale University. The first book that Fisher illustrated was The Exploits of Xenophon, written by Geoffrey Household and published in 1955. Fisher then illustrated and wrote numerous books himself. He is well known for the Colonial Americans series, for the Nineteenth-Century America series for young adults, and for many other nonfiction works. He has written two works for adults-Masterpieces of American Painting (1985) and Remington and Russell (1986).

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