Alexander the Great (Sterling Point Books Series)

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Some say he was the greatest warrior in history, building an empire that extended from Europe to Africa and on to India and Central Asia. In a stirring narrative, famed historian John Gunther tells the story of Alexander the Great who, at only age 21, became King of Macedonia and set off on a 12-year journey to conquer the known world and extend the boundaries of Greek civilization. Gunther takes us from Alexander’s boyhood to his victory over the Persian Empire, and, in vivid detail, describes Alexander’s ...
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Overview

Some say he was the greatest warrior in history, building an empire that extended from Europe to Africa and on to India and Central Asia. In a stirring narrative, famed historian John Gunther tells the story of Alexander the Great who, at only age 21, became King of Macedonia and set off on a 12-year journey to conquer the known world and extend the boundaries of Greek civilization. Gunther takes us from Alexander’s boyhood to his victory over the Persian Empire, and, in vivid detail, describes Alexander’s battles, as well as the palace intrigues that surrounded him.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402741395
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: Sterling Point Books Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Part 1
The Boy and the Giant Horse     3
In Those Days Greece Was Like This...     11
Philip, the King, and Olympias, His Queen     19
Alexander Grows Up     27
Alexander Becomes King     35
Part 2
The Beginning of the Reign     43
Persia, a Distant Country     54
The Great Adventure Begins     59
Alexander Wins His First Great Battle     66
Alexander Cuts the Gordian Knot, Wins a Second Battle, and Sacks Tyre     71
Egypt and the Temple of Ammon-Ra     83
The End of the King of Kings     89
Into Asia and Beyond     97
Roxana, Alexander's Wife, and the Death of Cleitus     108
Elephants at the Gates of India     114
Mutiny     120
Part 3
The Return     125
Alexander Conquers Everything Except Himself     134
The Death of Alexander     140
Afterward     145
Index     151
About the Author     161
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