Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

The Hunt for A New Past

Book - 2004
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Alexander's legacy has had amajor impact on military tacticians, scholars, statesmen, adventurers, authors,and filmmakers. Cartledge brilliantly evokes Alexander's remarkable politicaland military accomplishments, cutting through the myths to show why he was sucha great leader. He explores our endless fascination with Alexander and gives usinsight into his charismatic leadership, his capacity for brutality, and hissophisticated grasp of international politics. Alexander the Great isan engaging portrait of a fascinating man, and a welcome balance to the myths,legends, and often skewed history that have obscured the real Alexander.
Publisher: Woodstock : Overlook Press, 2004.
ISBN: 9781585675654
Characteristics: 368 p. :,ill., maps ;,23 cm.
Alternative Title: The hunt for a new past


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Jul 04, 2011

Alexander, king of Macedon, is one of history's great personalities best know for military achievements. Movies and popular fiction have shaded truth so that the real Alexander is a mystery. Cartledge rectifies this through the sleuthing of a historian. What emerges is a charismatic, decisive, innovative, ruthless leader who was dead at 33. This is a balanced look at the many factes of Alexander's life, and written in a readable style.

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