Jacob Abbott Alexander the Great

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Alexander the Great

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This book is about the life of Alexander III of Macedon (356-323 BC), popularly known as Alexander the Great, who created one of the largest empires in ancient history. As the author says in the preface, "The history of the life of every individual who has, for any reason, attracted extensively the attention of mankind, has been written in a great variety of ways by a multitude of authors, and persons sometimes wonder why we should have so many different accounts of the same thing... It is for this reason, and with this view, that the present series of historical narratives is presented to the public. "

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Jacob Abbott (1803-1879) was an American author, pastor, and teacher. He founded two high schools and wrote over one hundred books, many of which were particularly for children and young adults, including Rollo at Play, The Young Christian, and Cousin Lucy on the Sea-shore.

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Abbott's account of Alexander's life reads like a Greek tragedy. We are reminded of Jesus admonition, For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? (Mt. 16:26a). Alexander gained the world, but at what cost? Abbott's book is an easy but fascinating read, providing insights and details into the life of one of history's most prominent, yet puzzling, figures. For those who enjoy history and have a love of reading, this book is a delightful treasure. --Patch Blakey, executive director, Association of Classical & Christian Schools

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