Alexander : The Conqueror

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A splendidly illustrated and marvelously written book that tells the epic story of the young warrior king--the world's greatest conqueror. No individual has made his mark on the world more profoundly than Alexander the Great, the young man who, through war, diplomacy, and Machiavellian means, expanded his empire to include most of the known world--all before he died at age 33. A remarkable man whose path crossed with some of the most influential people, places, and events of all time, Alexander began his combat training at age seven, studied philosophy with Aristotle at age 13, kept a copy of Homer's Iliad under his pillow until his death, and introduced Greek and oriental cultural influences throughout his vast empire. Alexander: The Conqueror follows the progression of his conquests through the Near East and Central Asia to the Indus Valley, and introduces Alexander's family, the personalities of his generals, and the cultures of the lands he more

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  • Hardback | 212 pages
  • 246.4 x 261.6 x 20.3mm | 1,111.31g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • Da Capo Press Inc
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • chiefly col. Illustrations, col. maps
  • 0306812932
  • 9780306812934