By Robin Lane Fox
Difficult, resolute, fearless, Alexander was once a born warrior and ruler of passionate ambition who understood the serious event of conquest and of the unknown. while he died in 323 BC elderly thirty-two, his substantial empire comprised greater than million sq. miles, spanning from Greece to India. His achievements have been extraordinary - he had excelled as chief to his males, based eighteen new towns and stamped the face of Greek tradition at the old East. the parable he created is as powerful this present day because it used to be within the historical international.
Robin Lane Fox's incredible account searches in the course of the mass of conflicting facts and legend to target Alexander as a guy of his personal time. Combining old scholarship and acute mental perception, it brings this titanic determine vividly to existence.
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Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox