Alexander the Great at War: His Army - His Battles - His Enemies

Alexander the Great at War: His Army - His Battles - His Enemies

Hardback General Military

By (author) Ruth Sheppard

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 241mm x 30mm | 1,179g
  • Publication date: 20 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1846033284
  • ISBN 13: 9781846033285
  • Illustrations note: 100
  • Sales rank: 891,309

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Upon the assassination of his father King Philip II in the summer of 336 BC, Alexander took over the reins of power of a now united Greece. When he led his combined Macedonian and Greek army into Asia a year later he began the greatest career of military conquest in world history. In 11 short years he overcame the might of the Persian Empire and campaigned across the face of the known world. Fully illustrated, this book covers the development of his army, all his campaigns and battles, and world in which he lived.

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Author information

The Editor, Ruth Sheppard read Ancient and Modern history at St John's College, Oxford and has an interest in all periods of history, but a particular fascination with the Roman Republic. Based at the Osprey editorial office, she works on a variety of titles, but this is the first book she has written for Osprey. The author lives in Oxford, Uk.

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"In a little over a decade, Alexander the Great led a combined Greek and Macedonian army and set out to conquer the known world. This latest entry by Osprey Publishing traces the leader's rise to power, his battlefield exploits, and the forces that opposed him. As with all of Osprey's books, this one is full of detailed drawings, photographs and maps to complement the text." -"Military Heritage Magazine" (October 2008)"This book is recommended to the historian and the modeler...Those who do get into the book, will find that it provides all you would ever want to know about one of the key figures of history. It is a book that is well written and historically accurate. A book that I am sure you will enjoy."-Drew Nix, "" (July 2008)"The richly illustrative and authoritative Alexander the Great at War examines Alexander's campaigns in detail. His victories and the tactics that ensured them are explained and described with the help of maps, illustrations and reconstructions to bring the epic career of one of the world's greatest generals to life."- "" (June 2008)