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Fire from Heaven

Renault, Mary

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ISBN 10: 0394424921 / ISBN 13: 9780394424927
Published by Pantheon, 1969
Condition: Collectible: Very Good Hardcover
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Stated first printing, book-of-the-month club edition. Not price-clipped, not ex-library. Minor shelf wear, edges of dust jacket are slightly worn, light scratch on back cover of dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 039964

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Title: Fire from Heaven

Publisher: Pantheon

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible: Very Good

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Alexander’s beauty, strength, and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts into the makings of a king. His mother, Olympias, and his father, King Philip of Macedon, fought each other for their son’s loyalty, teaching Alexander politics and vengeance from the cradle. His love for the youth Hephaistion taught him trust, while Aristotle’s tutoring provoked his mind and Homer’s Iliad fueled his aspirations. Killing his first man in battle at the age of twelve, he became regent at sixteen and commander of Macedon’s cavalry at eighteen, so that by the time his father was murdered, Alexander’s skills had grown to match his fiery ambition.

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"Written with her usual vigor and imagination...Mary Renault has a great talent."-"The New York Times Book Review
Alexander's beauty, strength, and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts into the makings of a king. His mother, Olympias, and his father, King Philip of Macedon, fought each other for their son's loyalty, teaching Alexander politics and vengeance from the cradle. His love for the youth Hephaistion taught him trust, while Aristotle's tutoring provoked his mind and Homer's "Iliad fueled his aspirations. Killing his first man in battle at the age of twelve, he became regent at sixteen and commander of Macedon's cavalry at eighteen, so that by the time his father was murdered, Alexander's skills had grown to match his fiery ambition.

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