The Conquests of Alexander the Great

Author: Alison Behnke

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 082255920X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Presents a profile of the young military leader and king of ancient Macedonia, who conquered most of the known world of his era, before his untimely death at the age of thirty-three.

Alexander the Great

Author: Ian Worthington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317866444

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 1769


Alexander the Great conquered territories on a superhuman scale and established an empire that stretched from Greece to India. He spread Greek culture and education throughout his empire, and was worshipped as a living god by many of his subjects. But how great is a leader responsible for the deaths on tens of thousands of people? A ruler who prefers constant warring to administering the peace? A man who believed he was a god, who murdered his friends, and recklessly put his soldiers lives at risk? Ian Worthington delves into Alexander's successes and failures, his paranoia, the murders he engineered, his megalomania, and his constant drinking. It presents a king corrupted by power and who, for his own personal ends, sacrificed the empire his father had fought to establish.

Alexander the Great

Author: Erik Richardson

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502627868

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Alexander the Great explores the background, personality, and battle tactics of a legendary conqueror, whose prowess in battle cemented his name in human history. The engaging and comprehensive text depicts Alexander's life, the lives of his soldiers, the stories of his battles, and the formations of cities and legends. Paintings, photographs, and engravings illustrate Greek culture and historical figures. Maps and diagrams depict the brilliant strategy of a commander who fought with his men. Though Alexander reigned and conquered over two thousand years ago, his battle successes and political ambitions had an enduring impact on military strategy and on the regions and cultures he ruled.

Alexander the Great

Author: Edward M. Anson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826445217

Category: History

Page: 240

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Alexander the Great's life and career are here examined through the major issues surrounding his reign. What were Alexander's ultimate ambitions? Why did he pursue his own deification while alive? Did he actually set the world in 'a new groove' as has been claimed by some scholars? And was his death natural or the result of a murderous conspiracy? Each of the key themes, arranged as chapters, will be presented in approximately chronological order so that readers unfamiliar with the life of Alexander will be able to follow the narrative. The themes are tied to the major controversies and questions surrounding Alexander's career and legacy. Each chapter includes a discussion of the major academic positions on each issue, and includes a full and up-to-date bibliography and an evaluation of the historical evidence. All source material is in translation. Designed to bring new clarity to the contentious history of Alexander the Great, this is an ideal introduction to one of history's most controversial figures.

Alexander the Great

Author: Thomas R. Martin,Christopher W. Blackwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521767482

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 193

View: 5661


This book explains what made Alexander 'Great' according to the people and expectations of his time and place.

Alexander the Great

Author: Beatriz Santillian,Bernard Randall

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508174830

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 4613


The only time in which the known world was united under one empire was during the reign of Alexander the Great. This book tells of a triumphant life of war and carnage that was inspired by an upbringing that encouraged unending ambition. Readers will learn about how massive differences in managing the Macedonian and Persian armies resulted in a strikingly decisive outcome, while engaging call-outs situate Alexander the Great in history, describing the evolution of phalanx warfare, the treatment of ancient hostages, and the impact of founding Alexandria in Egypt.

Alexander the Great

Author: Samuel Willard Crompton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791072193

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 110

View: 8742


Describes the life and accomplishments of Alexander the Great of Macedonia.

Alexander the Great

Author: Katie Marsico

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781604535204

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 7198


Examines the life of Alexander the Great, including his childhood, education, rise to power, major conquests, and untimely death at age thirty-two.

Alexander The Great

Author: Jacob Abbott

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 373407536X

Category: Fiction

Page: 164

View: 5634


Reproduction of the original: Alexander The Great by Jacob Abbott

Alexander the Great

Author: Andrew Langley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199101962

Category: Alexander, the Great, 356-323 BC.

Page: 32

View: 9725


Traces the life of the warrior king of Macedonia who conquered and united the known world of his time.