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Alexander The Great At War

By: Edith Ruth Sheppard (501.2/35840)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing ISBN: 9781846033285

Possibly the most famous commander in history, Alexander the Great never ceases to fascinate. He was aged only 20 when he became king of Macedon, but had already begun to show the military genius that would win him victories against the mighty Persian Empire.

In an epic campaign lasting 11 years he travelled thousands of miles through deserts, plains and forests, fought huge battles, and besieged many cities to become the master of a massive empire stretching from Greece to India. He died prematurely at the age of 32, and no man could hold together the empire he had created. A god in his lifetime, his name is still world-famous millennia after his death.

This book examines Alexander’s campaigns in detail. His victories and the tactics that ensured them are explained and described with the help of maps, illustrations and reconstructions to bring the epic career of one of the world’s greatest generals to life.

June 2008


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