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The Nature of Alexander by Mary Renault
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The Nature of Alexander (1975)

by Mary Renault

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I don't generally read non-fiction books, but this biography is so well-written that you can almost forget that it is factual. ( )
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It is a lovely thing to live with courage, and die leaving an everlasting flame.
- Alexander
You know that the more magnificent the prospect, the lesser the certainty, and also the greater the person.
- Sigmund Freud
This carriage...appeared more magnificent when seen than when described. Because of its wide fame it drew together many spectators; for from every city it came to, the people came out to meet it, and followed beside it when it went away, never wearied of their pleasure in the sight.
- Diodorus, Book XVII, 28
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On a hot June day in Babylon, in 323 BC, Alexander died.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 039473825X, Paperback)

The acclaimed biography of Alexander the Great.

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The author re-examines the crucial episodes in his life: the murder of his father, Philip, in which he was implicated, the sacking of Thebes and his dying wishes.

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