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    Alexander: Invincible King of Macedonia (Brassey's Military Profiles) (Hardback) By (author) Peter Tsouras

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    DescriptionAlexander the Great (356-323 B.C.E.), who reigned as king of Macedonia for only thirteen years, set a flame of conquest that introduced the dynamism of Hellenism to the Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and South Asian worlds. Re-creating their ossified cultures, he established a standard of leadership and military conquest that the most successful of Roman emperors, medieval knights, and steppe barbarians would never truly match. Julius Caesar wept that he could not surpass Alexander, while Napoleon could only dream of such invincibility. Alexander had the great fortune to be born the able son of Philip II, one of the most talented men of war and politics produced by the Hellenic world, who created for Alexander the foundation of the Macedonian state and army that would be the tools of his future greatness. Alexander's invincibility was the product of his profound genius - the perfection of body, boundless energy, imagination, daring, intellect, and vision in one man. He was a master tactician, strategist, logistician, diplomat, and statesman, with an ability to win the affection and quick obedience of others. Even his enemies fell victim to his valor and charm. His personal attributes and accomplishments were so far removed from those of ordinary men that he achieved almost superhuman status within his lifetime. Above all, he was the preeminent man of war. Even today, as the noise of battle rattles Kandahar, a city in Afghanistan that Alexander named for himself, war clings to his name.


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    Title
    Alexander
    Subtitle
    Invincible King of Macedonia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Tsouras
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781574884074
    ISBN 10: 1574884077
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 938.07092
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    DC22: 355/.0092
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130, BIO006000, BIO008000
    LC classification: DF234.2.T7, DF234.2 .T73 2004
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD, NHC
    Publisher
    Potomac Books Inc
    Imprint name
    Brassey's US
    Publication date
    28 May 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Dulles