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Alexander (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Theodore Ayrault Dodge, Ian M. Cuthbertson (Introduction)
 

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In Alexander, Theodore Ayrault Dodge lays out a detailed account of Alexander's spectacular life and supplies a vivid reconstruction of all of the major battles Alexander fought in his short but successful march of conquest. Dodge amply illustrates through this detailed history of the nature of warfare in the ancient world why both his contemporaries and later

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In Alexander, Theodore Ayrault Dodge lays out a detailed account of Alexander's spectacular life and supplies a vivid reconstruction of all of the major battles Alexander fought in his short but successful march of conquest. Dodge amply illustrates through this detailed history of the nature of warfare in the ancient world why both his contemporaries and later historians and soldiers held up Alexander as being one of the greatest commanders of all time.

Theodore Ayrault Dodge was the paramount American military historian of the nineteenth century and an unparalleled biographer of some of history's greatest commanders and generals. Dodge fought in the Union Army in some of the Civil War's fiercest and costliest engagements, until he lost his right leg at Gettysburg. These experiences provided him with insights on the realities of warfare that are sometimes lacking in the work of purely academic or "armchair" military historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760773499
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
12/22/2005
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
243,528
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.22(d)

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Alexander (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
AC300 More than 1 year ago
This is a well researched text, it provides a deeper look into Alexander beyond Hollywood stuff. For the Greek military fans and history buffs a very good read.  Be prepare to read footnotes and keep all the names and places in order - it can be be heavy on the details.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
An amazing book, start to finish. The book is well researched and very detailed. What I really liked about this book is Dodge describes not only Alexander's personal life, but also his military tactics. This is a must read that will be hard to put down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dodge did an incredible job. It was written just as well as Hannibal. One thing that I enjoy about the book is the in depth detail of his writing. Dodge gives you as much information as possible on the Alexander's campaigns. He also historically leads up to Alexander with some of the previous Greek generals,campaigns, and battles as well as some after Alexander's death. His maps go perfectly with his writing. However, the thing that you carry away from the book is the feel of Alexander's extreme will and brilliance (and often luck) that allowed him to accomplsh what he did. A great book in the study of war!