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Children's LiteratureThe life of Alexander the Great, the Greek king of two continents, warrior, liberator, and conqueror, is the subject of this biography. Each of the five chapters chronicles key events in Alexander's life: growing up in the midst of family strife, being tutored by Aristotle, and designing successful military conquests with strategies still used by generals today. At the age of eight, he saved the life of a horse named Bucephalus and it became his steed throughout his war campaigns until the invasion of India in 328 B.C. In his quest to conquer more nations, the Macedonian phalanx became the attack formation of choice and was virtually unstoppable on level ground. Separate pages labeled "For Your Info" add historical perspective to the subject's life and provide the reader with a broader picture of his times. Topics addressed include Plutarch, A God Among Men, Medical Miracles, Alexandria, and Afghan Power. The antique-like appearance of the book features full-color photographs framed in columns, representations of carved inscriptions in red stone, and descriptive script. Other significant features of this title in the "Ancient Civilizations" series are a chronology, historical timeline, chapter notes, glossary, titles for further reading, websites, and an index. This high-interest and easy-to-read hero's life story will serve as an excellent resource for student research and reports. 2005, Mitchell Lane Publishers, Ages 8 to 13.