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Alexander The Great (2011)

by Philip Freeman(Favorite Author)
4.01 of 5 Votes: 5
1416592806 (ISBN13: 9781416592808)
Simon & Schuster
review 1: What a disappointment! I didn't realize that this was primarily a military history, which concerned itself primarily with battle formations and endless surrendering kings. Not until the last chapter did the author attempt to analyze Alexander's broader cultural influence - at which point he effectively tried to credit him with all western civilization - with no justification.The writing itself was basic and boring. One of those authors who leans too much on adjectives. I think I need to re-read some of Mary Renault's stuff now...
review 2: Excellent book about quite possibly the greatest military commander in the history of man. And not just in terms of brilliance in battle, but also in the sheer force of will with which he could lead mean into any situation. H
... moread most suggested some of his more audacious plans, they would have been laughed at and ignored. Yet Alexander wasn't. He truly is one of those rare men whose men likely would have followed him through the Gates of Hell.And of course, his early death presents us with one of the greatest 'What if?' situations of all time. If he had lived in, it's likely that Rome never would have grown beyond a republic in Central Italy, just another of his holdings like Egypt and the satrapies of Persia and Babylon and Bactria. Even though they never truly did deal with him, he still ended up having a sizable impact upon many of the leaders and generals of Rome throughout the years. less
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Great book for understanding the basics of his campaign and life.
Amazing biography of an outstanding military commander
Incredible history in a fantastic story!
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