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Alexander the Great : The Hunt for a New Past

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Alexander's legacy has had a major impact on military tacticians, scholars, statesmen, adventurers, authors, and filmmakers. Cartledge brilliantly evokes Alexander's remarkable political and military accomplishments, cutting through the myths to show why he was such a great leader. He explores our endless fascination with Alexander and gives us insight into his charismatic leadership, his capacity for brutality, and his sophisticated grasp of international politics. Alexander the Great is an engaging portrait of a fascinating man, and a welcome balance to the myths, legends, and often skewed history that have obscured the real Alexander.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 154.94 x 223.52 x 35.56mm | 748.42g
  • Overlook Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1585675652
  • 9781585675654
  • 912,858

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"Absorbing ... Cartledge's crystalline prose, his vivacious storytelling, and his lucid insights combine here to provide a first-rate history of the Spartans."show more

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