Alexander the Great: World Conqueror

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Capstone, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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"Raised in Athens and educated by some of the greatest tutors in ancient Greece, Alexander III was thrust into a position of kingship after the death of his father. He used cunning strategies and a massive army to dominate the battlefield. Each victory left him with an increasing desire for wealth and fame. By the time he died, Alexander had conquered much of the known world and is known by most historians as Alexander the Great."
 

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Contents

Battle for a Kingdom
9
Destined for Greatness
15
Thrust onto the Throne
25
First SuCCesses
35
From a King to a God
47
Ruler of Persia
57
Troubles of a Conqueror
67
The Far Edge of the Empire
77
The End of a King
85
Life and Times
96
Life at a Glance
102
Select Bibliography
108
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Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection.nbsp; Michael has also worked as an editor at Weekly Reader, the classroom news magazine used in schools across the United States. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in history. When not writing for kids, he enjoys writing plays, and his works have been staged across the United States. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

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