The Golden Mean: A Novel of Aristotle and Alexander the by Annabel Lyon

By Annabel Lyon

A startlingly unique first novel by way of “this generation’s resolution to Alice Munro” (The Vancouver Sun)—a daring reimagining of 1 of history’s so much interesting relationships: among mythical thinker Aristotle and his most famed student, the younger Alexander the Great.

342 BC: Aristotle is reluctant to put aside his personal pursuits with a view to train Alexander, the rebellious son of his boyhood buddy Philip of Macedon. however the thinker quickly involves become aware of that instructing this fascinating, outstanding, occasionally frightening teenager—heir to the Macedonian throne, pressured onto the battlefield sooner than his time—is a need amid the ever extra sinister intrigues of Philip’s court.

Told within the brilliantly rendered voice of Aristotle—keenly clever, usually darkly funny—The Golden Mean brings old Greece to shiny lifestyles through the tale of this awesome friendship among towering figures, innovator and conqueror, whose perspectives of the area nonetheless resonate this present day.

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S. Minister in London, Adams endorsed the opinion that the loyalists were playing a role in this antagonistic policy.

Shotwell, Autobiography (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1961), 19, 29193; Shotwell, ''A Personal Note on the Theme of Canadian-American Relation," Canadian Historical Review 28(1947):42. Harold Josephson, James T. Shotwell and the Rise of Internationalism in America (Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1975). 6. Tansill, vx. 7. Shotwell, "A Personal Note," 36. 8. L. Burt, The United States, Great Britain and British North America: From the Revolution to the Establishment of Peace after the War of 1812 (Toronto: The Ryerson Press, 1940).

The volume ended on a pious note about the underlying harmony between the two countries instead of analyzing the results that the Taft administration had hoped to achieve by reciprocity and the related Canadian fears of American expansion. The same point can be made with respect to several of the most successful books in the series. L. 8 While the War of 1812 could easily be put into a separate category as the culmination of the post-revolution tensions between Britain and the United States rather than a pointer to the future, subsequent monographs also drew attention to the rivalries and tensions, and even threats of war, between the United States and the northern British colonies.

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