Alexander the Great at War

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

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Alexander the Great never ceases to fascinate. He was aged only 20 when he became king of Macedon, but had already begun to show the military genius that would win him victories against the mighty Persian Empire. In a campaign lasting 11 years he travelled thousands of miles through deserts, plains and forests, fought huge battles, and besieged many cities to become the master of a massive empire. He died prematurely at the age of just 33, and no man could hold together the empire he had created. A god in his lifetime, his name is still world-famous millennia after his death. This book examines Alexander's campaigns in detail and his victories with the help of maps, illustrations and reconstructions to bring the epic career of one of the world's greatest generals to life.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 188 x 240 x 20mm | 861.82g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Osprey Publishing
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 40 b/w; 60 col
  • 1849084807
  • 9781849084802
  • 585,420

About Ruth Sheppard

Ruth Sheppard read Ancient and Modern History at St John's College, Oxford and has an interest in all periods of history. She has written three books for Osprey, including Empires Collide: The French and Indian War 1754-63.

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Review quote

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)" 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)""

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Table of contents

Introduction * Greece and Persia in the 5th century * Greece in the 5th and 4th centuries * Persia in the 5th and 4th centuries *The Rise of Macedon * Alexander's Accession * Alexander's Army * Alexander enters Persia * The Battle of the River Granicus * The Battle of Issus * Phoenicia and Egypt * The Battle of Gaugamela * Alexander takes Persia * The Invasion of India * The Journey Back * The Death of the Conqueror * Glossary * Bibliography * Index

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