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Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B.C.: A…

Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography

by Peter Green

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Biography of Alexander of Macedon, 365 - 323 b.c
  HanoarHatzioni | Jun 8, 2009 |
Alexander the Great is an interesting historical figure and this edition provides a good insight into his life and times. The writing is dense and, while thorough, not the most accessible. ( )
  davidpwhelan | Dec 13, 2008 |
This was my introduction to Alexander the Great. I still think it's the best, although Robin Lane Fox's is more textured. ( )
  timspalding | Dec 12, 2008 |
A great book for an introduction into the life of Alexander. After reading this, I went out and picked up the books referenced therein to learn more.
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There's no shortage of biographies available on Alexander the Great, but Peter Green's Alexander of Macedon is one of the finest. The prose is crisp and clear, and within a few pages readers become absorbed in the world that made Alexander, and then the story of how Alexander remade it. Green writes, "Alexander's true genius was as a field-commander: perhaps, taken all in all, the most incomparable general the world has ever seen. His gift for speed, improvisation, variety of strategy; his cool-headedness in a crisis; his ability to extract himself from the most impossible situations; his mastery of terrain; his psychological ability to penetrate the enemy's intentions--all these qualities place him at the very head of the Great Captains of history."

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"Revised and enlarged"--T. p. verso. Originally published: Alexander the Great. London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1970. Includes bibliographical references (p. [569]-585) and index.

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