Into the Land of Bones: Alexander the Great in Afghanistan

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University of California Press, Oct 3, 2012 - History - 264 pages
The so-called first war of the twenty-first century actually began more than 2,300 years ago when Alexander the Great led his army into what is now a sprawling ruin in northern Afghanistan. Frank L. Holt vividly recounts Alexander's invasion of ancient Bactria, situating in a broader historical perspective America's war in Afghanistan.
 

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Into the Land of Bones is a short book, about 160 pages, with a polished writing style that is delightful to read. It's primary mission is to reconstruct Alexander the Great's three years of trying to ... Read full review

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Excellent book. It was very interesting to see very same mistakes taking place again and again through centuries - man has to accept that some places are too wild and remote and because of that very ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter One Introduction
1
Chapter Two Hunting the Enemy
23
Chapter Three A Desperate Struggle
45
Chapter Four The Hydra Heads of Bactria
66
Chapter Five Love and War
85
Chapter Six Dark Shadows
105
Chapter Seven The Legacy
125
Chapter Eight Conclusion
149
Appendix Ancient Sources
165
Notes
173
Select Bibliography
213
Index
231
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Frank L. Holt, Professor of History at the University of Houston, is the author of Lost World of the Golden King, Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions, and Thundering Zeus, all published by UC Press.

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