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Alexander the Great: The Story of an Ancient Life

Alexander the Great: The Story of an Ancient Life

by Thomas R. Martin, Christopher W. Blackwell
     
 

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Duke In His Own Words gives readers an intimate look into the life of an American legend. But the letters, correspondence and chronicles that fill this 215-page book prove the Wild West's leading man was much more than another face on the silver screen. He was a loving father, a faithful friend and an unparalleled patriot. Read as John Wayne consoles his kids, jokes with celebrity friends, answers his fans and advises America's presidents in this rare collection of letters straight from the John Wayne Family archives. In addition to mail to and from Duke himself, Duke In His Own Words boasts an introduction by Ethan Wayne and exclusive photos from rare family albums. Filled with emotion, honesty and insight into the man beloved by many, this collection of artifacts doubles as a special time capsule and a must-have tribute.

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Advance Praise: “An elegant, accessible, and thoughtful introduction to the life of one of history’s most important and most controversial figures. Bravo to Blackwell and Martin, for bringing so much scholarship to bear and for wearing it so lightly.” – Barry Strauss, Cornell University

“Blackwell and Martin have produced a wonderful new view of one of the most fascinating figures from the historical record. Their clear, lively narrative style allows them not only to bring Alexander and his world to life but to integrate a great deal of critical analysis with a very light touch. This is a must- read for anyone interested in Alexander the Great, and every instructor covering Alexander in class should start with this new book.” – Gregory Crane, Tufts University

“Very few political leaders in history have been called ‘“great’”: the challenging biography of Alexander written by Martin and Blackwell delineates the universe of values, ideals, and dreams of the greatest – according to Napoleon Bonaparte – of the greats. Especially addressed to general readers, but also very stimulating for specialists.” – Prof. Virgilio Costa, University of Rome Tor Vergata

"well edited................the authors have told an interesting tale and one whose argument provides an interesting foil to the bulk of contemporary Alexander scholarship." —BMCR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521148443
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
616,477
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 3.60(d)

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From the Publisher
Advance Praise: “An elegant, accessible, and thoughtful introduction to the life of one of history’s most important and most controversial figures. Bravo to Blackwell and Martin, for bringing so much scholarship to bear and for wearing it so lightly.” – Barry Strauss, Cornell University

“Blackwell and Martin have produced a wonderful new view of one of the most fascinating figures from the historical record. Their clear, lively narrative style allows them not only to bring Alexander and his world to life but to integrate a great deal of critical analysis with a very light touch. This is a must- read for anyone interested in Alexander the Great, and every instructor covering Alexander in class should start with this new book.” – Gregory Crane, Tufts University

“Very few political leaders in history have been called ‘“great’”: the challenging biography of Alexander written by Martin and Blackwell delineates the universe of values, ideals, and dreams of the greatest – according to Napoleon Bonaparte – of the greats. Especially addressed to general readers, but also very stimulating for specialists.” – Prof. Virgilio Costa, University of Rome Tor Vergata

Meet the Author

Thomas R. Martin is the Jeremiah W. O'Connor, Jr Professor in Classics at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is the author of Ancient Greece and (with Ivy Sui-yuen) Herodotus and Sima Qian.

Christopher W. Blackwell is the Louis G. Forgione University Professor of Classics at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He is the author of In the Absence of Alexander: Harpalus and the Failure of Macedonian Authority and (with Amy Hackney Blackwell) Mythology for Dummies.

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