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Alexander the Great

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Tough, resolute, fearless. Alexander was a born warrior and a ruler of passionate ambition who understood the intense adventure of conquest and of the unknown. When he died in 323 B.C.E. at age thirty-two, his vast empire comprised more than two million square miles, spanning from Greece to India. His achievements were unparalleled—he had excelled as leader to his men, founded eighteen new cities, and stamped the face of Greek culture on the ancient East. the myth he created is ...

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Overview

Tough, resolute, fearless. Alexander was a born warrior and a ruler of passionate ambition who understood the intense adventure of conquest and of the unknown. When he died in 323 B.C.E. at age thirty-two, his vast empire comprised more than two million square miles, spanning from Greece to India. His achievements were unparalleled—he had excelled as leader to his men, founded eighteen new cities, and stamped the face of Greek culture on the ancient East. the myth he created is as potent today as it was in the ancient world.

Robin Lane Fox's superb account searches through the mass of conflicting evidence and legend to focus on Alexander as a man of his own time. Combining historical scholarship and acute psychological insight, it brings this colossal figure vividly to life.

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"A magnificent, compelling epic...He has honored him splendidly." —Sunday Telegraph

"Dramatic, rich in details about little things as well as great...filled with persistent probing into human psychology.... Throughout there is an air of excitement and tension." —The New York Times Book Review

"Fox writes on the heroic scale.... [He] has covered the ground with immense thoroughness." —The Economist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143035138
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/5/2004
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 161,163
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.41 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Alexander the Great List of Maps
Preface

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Notes
Addenda
Bibliography
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2006

    Very good yet annoying

    Although Mr. Fox is a historian who has obviously done his work and gives us a book which has the latest word on Alexander's life, his writing isn't as fluid and coherent as we would wish. However, it is the publishers who let us down. The few maps that we are granted look like poor photocopies and therefore are entirely useless and whoever proofread the work should be shot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2005

    Great Book!!!!!!!!!!!

    This was a great book. I enjoyed the feel of the tale as you read it. Even though it is a historic story it is still as action packed as todays stories. You get to learn what the Greeks and Persians thought of eachother and their soures of entertainment and honor. This is a book that you will not want to put down due to it's 'Greatness' and it's lack of bordem. You learn the important characters he meets at this time that also hae their own spots in history suchas Aristotle, Philip, and Darius. I loved this book and maybe you will too.

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