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Alexander the Great
     

Alexander the Great

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by Jacob Abbott, Ben House (Foreword by)
 

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Jacob Abbott was a prominent American writer in the nineteenth century. Abbott was a very prolific author of books for children as well as detailed histories and biographies on some of the world's most famous figures and events. Abbott's best known biographies are on Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Cleopatra, and Julius Caesar.

Abbott's book on Alexander the

Overview

Jacob Abbott was a prominent American writer in the nineteenth century. Abbott was a very prolific author of books for children as well as detailed histories and biographies on some of the world's most famous figures and events. Abbott's best known biographies are on Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Cleopatra, and Julius Caesar.

Abbott's book on Alexander the Great, published in 1848, is part of his Makers of History series. The book provides great insight into his life as it presents little known facts of one of history's most famous people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591280583
Publisher:
Canon Press
Publication date:
05/31/2009
Series:
Makers of History Series
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,261,160
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Tine Chapter III. The Reaction f I1HE country which was formerly occupied - by Macedon and the other states of Greece is now Turkey in Europe. In the northern part of it is a vast chain of mountains called now the Balkan. In Alexander's day it was Mount Hse- mus. This chain forms a broad belt of lofty and uninhabitable land, and extends from the Black Sea to the Adriatic. A branch of this mountain range, called Rho- dope, extends southwardly from about the middle of its length, as may be seen by the map. Rhodope separated Macedonia from a large and powerful country, which was occupied by a somewhat rude but warlike race of men. This country was Thrace. Thrace was one great fertile basin or valley, sloping toward the centei in every direction, so that all the streams from the mountains, increased by the rams which feD over the whole surface of the ground, flowed to gether into one river, which meandered through the center of the valley, and flowed out at lasl into the JEgean Sea. The name of this rivei nOebnu. ViJJey of tfa Dumb was the Hobrus. All th'e may be seen distinct lv upon the iim.it The Balkan, or Mount Rasmus, as it was then called, formed the great northern frontier of Maoedon and Thrace. From the summits of the range, looking northward, the eye surveyed a vast extent of land, constituting one of th Host extensive and fertile valleys on the globe rbnce. Revolt among the northern oattoM It was the valley :f the Danube. It was inhabited, in those days, by rude tribes whun the Greeks and Romans always designated as bar- tartans. They were, at any rate, wild and warlike, and, as they had not the art of writing, they have left us no records of their institutions or theirhistory. We know nothing of them, or of the other half-civilized nations that oc...

Meet the Author

Jacob Abbott was a congregationalist minister who was perhaps the most influential and prolific author of children's books in the mid-19th century. His series of Rollo books as well as his other series for juveniles were published by numerous firms both in the United States and England. The Maker of History series books were published for more than 50 years and are still popular today among home schoolers. His Lucy series may have been the first girl's series (1842). In all he wrote more than 200 books which were published by more than a hundred different publishers.

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Alexander the Great 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
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Some of the pages are not complete
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Don't buy this. There are too many typos in it.
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Christopher Barron More than 1 year ago
this is a great book
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