Alexander: Invincible King of Macedonia [NOOK Book]

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Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.E.), who reigned as king of Macedonia for only thirteen years, set a flame of conquest that introduced the dynamism of Hellenism to the Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and South Asian worlds. Re-creating their ossified cultures, he established a standard of leadership and military conquest that the most successful of Roman emperors, medieval knights, and steppe barbarians would never truly match. Julius Caesar wept that he could not surpass Alexander, while Napoleon could only ...
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Alexander: Invincible King of Macedonia

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Overview

Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.E.), who reigned as king of Macedonia for only thirteen years, set a flame of conquest that introduced the dynamism of Hellenism to the Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and South Asian worlds. Re-creating their ossified cultures, he established a standard of leadership and military conquest that the most successful of Roman emperors, medieval knights, and steppe barbarians would never truly match. Julius Caesar wept that he could not surpass Alexander, while Napoleon could only dream of such invincibility. Alexander had the great fortune to be born the able son of Philip II, one of the most talented men of war and politics produced by the Hellenic world, who created for Alexander the foundation of the Macedonian state and army that would be the tools of his future greatness. Alexander's invincibility was the product of his profound genius - the perfection of body, boundless energy, imagination, daring, intellect, and vision in one man. He was a master tactician, strategist, logistician, diplomat, and statesman, with an ability to win the affection and quick obedience of others. Even his enemies fell victim to his valor and charm. His personal attributes and accomplishments were so far removed from those of ordinary men that he achieved almost superhuman status within his lifetime. Above all, he was the preeminent man of war. Even today, as the noise of battle rattles Kandahar, a city in Afghanistan that Alexander named for himself, war clings to his name.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612340494
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/30/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

A former U.S. Army officer, Peter G. Tsouras is a senior military intelligence analyst, a military historian, and the author or editor of two dozen works of military history and alternate history. Many of his books have been selected by the History Book Club and the Military Book Club and have been widely translated. He is the author of Britannia’s Fist: From Civil War to World War—An Alternate History (Potomac Books, Inc., 2008). A regular guest on the History Channel and similar venues in Britain and Canada, Tsouras lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
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Table of Contents

List of Maps ix
Preface xi
Chronology xv
Chapter 1 Philip 3
Chapter 2 The Eaglet 12
Chapter 3 The Warrior Prince 21
Chapter 4 "My Son, You Are Invincible!" 32
Chapter 5 Won by the Spear 37
Chapter 6 Son of Zeus 52
Chapter 7 "This Great Prize" 64
Chapter 8 Macedonians with Wings 78
Chapter 9 India 90
Chapter 10 "To the Best" 100
Notes 108
Bibliographic Note 113
Index 117
About the Author 123
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