Alexander The Great: Lessons from History's Undefeated General (The World Generals Series)

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Alexander the Great is considered one of the most successful commanders of all time and was known to be undefeated in battle. He is mentioned in the Bible as well as the Qur'an. When asked to name other great military leaders, Caesar reportedly said Alexander was the only great one. Born in 356 B.C., the son of Philip II of Macedonia, Alexander the Great was educated by Aristotle, became a consummate horseman, and commanded a wing of his father's army all when he was still a teenager. By the time of his death at age thirty-two, he had united Greece and amassed an empire that stretched from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River and included all of Persia and most of Egypt. He ruled as the shah of Persia, a pharaoh of Egypt by right of conquest, and the crowned king of Asia.

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BILL YENNE is the author of more than two dozen books on military, aviation, and historical topics. He is a member of the American Aviation Historical Society and the American Society of Journalists & Authors and a regular contributor to International Air Power Review. He also worked with the legendary US Air Force commander, General Curtis E. LeMay. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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This is a dense book, full of names, places, and time lines. Further, it's difficult to identify the places mentioned on contemporary maps since they have different terms for the ancient cities, rivers, and boundaries. Nonetheless, one gets a feeling for Alexander the man, who was most likely gay, and why he's considered by many to be the greatest hero of history. Descriptions of the Macedonian's prowess when leading in battle demonstrate his military brilliance and inspiring personality. Listeners hear why history has never forgotten this man or his influence. Narrator Paul Garcia never hesitates in crossing the vast sea of Greek, Arabic, and Latin words--never mind if we don't literally understand them. His skillful contribution, however, inflects them such that we can follow their context. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine

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