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Alexander the Great

(2011)
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Alexander was born into the royal family of Macedonia, the kingdom that would soon rule over Greece. Tutored as a boy by Aristotle, Alexander had an inquisitive mind that would serve him well when he faced formidable obstacles during his military campaigns. Shortly after taking command of the army, he launched an invasion of the Persian Empire, and continued his conquests as far south as the deserts of Egypt and as far east as the mountains of present-day Pakistan and the plains of India.

In his lively and authoritative biography of Alexander, Philip Freeman describes Alexander's astonishing achievements and provides insight into the mercurial character of the great conqueror. Alexander could be petty and magnanimous, cruel and merciful, impulsive and farsighted. Above all, he was ferociously, intensely competitive and could not tolerate losing - which he rarely did.

As Freeman explains, without Alexander, the influence of Greece on the ancient world would surely not have been as great as it was, even if his motivation was not to spread Greek culture for beneficial purposes, but instead to unify his empire.

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Hardback Editions

January 2011 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Alexander the Great
Author(s): Philip Freeman
ISBN: 1-4165-9280-6 / 978-1-4165-9280-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Alexander the Great
Author(s): Philip Freeman
ISBN: 1-4165-9281-4 / 978-1-4165-9281-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Audio Editions

March 2017 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: ALEXANDER THE GRT M
Author(s): Michael Page (narrator) Philip Freeman (author)
ISBN: 1-5159-6926-6 / 978-1-5159-6926-6
Publisher:
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March 2017 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: Alexander the Great
Author(s): Philip Freeman
ISBN: 1-5159-1926-9 / 978-1-5159-1926-1
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
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March 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Alexander the Great
Author(s): Philip Freeman
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

January 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Alexander the Great
Author(s): Philip Freeman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

January 2011 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Alexander the Great
Author(s): Philip Freeman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon UK   


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