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    Alexander: The Conqueror (Hardback) By (author) Laura Foreman

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    DescriptionNo 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 thirty-three. 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 thirteen, 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 conquered. Author Laura Foreman examines the complex character of Alexander as student, friend, lover, military genius, and emperor, and explores the many unsolved mysteries surrounding his life: Who did Alexander turn to in passion and for comfort? Was Alexander a careful, amiable mastermind or a drunken brute? Could Alexander have been responsible for his father's murder?Gorgeous landscape photography, numerous images of ancient art and artifacts, and informative, beautifully crafted maps complement the narrative, offering a visual feast along with a lively, insightful narrative of Alexander's life of conquest and intrigue.


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    Title
    Alexander
    Subtitle
    The Conqueror
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laura Foreman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 212
    Width: 246 mm
    Height: 262 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 1,111 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780306812934
    ISBN 10: 0306812932
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, BG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    DC22: 938.07092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    DC22: 938/.07/092
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DF234 .F67 2004
    Illustrations note
    chiefly col. Illustrations, col. maps
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Da Capo Press Inc
    Publication date
    17 August 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, MA