Alexander the Great: His army - His battles - His Enemies
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Alexander the Great: His army - His battles - His Enemies

by Ruth Sheppard
     
 

Alexander was arguably the greatest military commander ever. Upon the assassination of his father King Philip II of Macedon in the summer of 336 BC, he took over the reins of power of a now united Greece. Two years later he led his combined Macedonian and Greek army into Asia and began the greatest military conquest in world history. In eleven short years and an

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Alexander was arguably the greatest military commander ever. Upon the assassination of his father King Philip II of Macedon in the summer of 336 BC, he took over the reins of power of a now united Greece. Two years later he led his combined Macedonian and Greek army into Asia and began the greatest military conquest in world history. In eleven short years and an extraordinary sequence of marches, battles and sieges, he overcame the might of the Persian Empire and campaigned across deserts, plains and forests as far as the Indian subcontinent to become master of most of the known world, at least on the battlefield. He died in Babylon at the age of 33

This richly illustrated book examines all of Alexander's incredible campaigns, describing in detail his armies and the armies he defeated as he created his enormous empire, and explains the extraordinary generalship and tactics that won him his victories. Numerous maps and photographs, and full-color artwork reconstructions and 3-D "bird's-eye views" of battles combine with authoritative text to relive one of history's most epic military adventures.

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“This book is recommended to the historian and the modeler...Those who do get into the book, will find that it provides all you would ever want to know about one of the key figures of history. It is a book that is well written and historically accurate. A book that I am sure you will enjoy.” —Drew Nix, modelingmadness.com (July 2008)

“The richly illustrative and authoritative Alexander the Great at War examines Alexander's campaigns in detail. His victories and the tactics that ensured them are explained and described with the help of maps, illustrations and reconstructions to bring the epic career of one of the world's greatest generals to life.” —SirReadaLot.org (June 2008)

“In a little over a decade, Alexander the Great led a combined Greek and Macedonian army and set out to conquer the known world. This latest entry by Osprey Publishing traces the leader's rise to power, his battlefield exploits, and the forces that opposed him. As with all of Osprey's books, this one is full of detailed drawings, photographs and maps to complement the text.” —Military Heritage Magazine (October 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846033285
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/20/2008
Series:
General Military Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author


The Editor, Ruth Sheppard read Ancient and Modern history at St John's College, Oxford and has an interest in all periods of history, but a particular fascination with the Roman Republic. Based at the Osprey editorial office, she works on a variety of titles, but this is the first book she has written for Osprey. The author lives in Oxford, Uk.

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