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Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography
by Peter Green
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0520071662, Paperback)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. -585) and index.
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