Alexander the Great: The Real-life Story of the World's Greatest Warrior King

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Viking, 2004 - Greece - 128 pages
Alexander the Great chronicles the life of one of the greatest figures in history: from his birth to parents Philip II of Macedonia and Olympias, through to his death at the age of 32. It was a life in which he achieved greatness and came to be regarded as a god by the 40,000 men who, for eight long years, were prepared to follow him to the ends of the earth. Discover: bull; His childhood - tuition under Aristotle, training in the art of warfare and generalship bull; His ascension to the throne at the age of 20 and the ruthless manner in which he secured his position after the assassination of his father bull; His march into Asia and beyond and the great battles with Darius, King of Persia bull; His unrelenting vision to unite the whole of mankind bull; Plots, cold-blooded murder, courage and despair Combining legend and myth with daunting reality, this book charts the dream of a man who was prepared to walk to the end of the earth and who was willing to crush anything that stood in his way.

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