Alexander the Great

Author: Robin Lane Fox

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141925981

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 1153

Tough, resolute, fearless, Alexander was a born warrior and ruler of passionate ambition who understood the intense adventure of conquest and of the unknown. When he died in 323 BC aged thirty-two, his vast empire comprised more than two million square miles, spanning from Greece to India. His achievements were unparalleled - he had excelled as leader to his men, founded eighteen new cities and stamped the face of Greek culture on the ancient East. The myth he created is as potent today as it was in the ancient world. Robin Lane Fox's superb account searches through the mass of conflicting evidence and legend to focus on Alexander as a man of his own time. Combining historical scholarship and acute psychological insight, it brings this colossal figure vividly to life.

By the Spear

Philip II, Alexander the Great, and the Rise and Fall of the Macedonian Empire

Author: Ian Worthington

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199929866

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 2256

Looks at the relationship between Philip II and his son, Alexander the Great, and their roles in the rise of the Macedonian empire.

Alexander the Great

Author: Philip Freeman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416592814

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 8412

An authoritative and dramatic portrait set against a backdrop of the war-torn Greek empire draws on extensive research to cover such topics as Alexander's military prowess, premature death and inspiration to subsequent historical conquerors.

Who Was Alexander Hamilton?

Author: Pam Pollack,Meg Belviso,Who HQ

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399544275

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 3996

Readers will learn the story of the "ten-dollar Founding Father" who inspiredthe smash Broadway musical "Hamilton." Illustrations.

Alexander the Great

The Hunt for a New Past

Author: Paul Cartledge

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 1400079195

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 686

An analysis of Alexander the Great's political and military accomplishments traces the path of his armies while charting the course of his influence, citing his impact on military tactics, scholarship, and politics throughout history while describing the many roles with which he has been credited. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Madness of Alexander the Great

And the Myth of Military Genius

Author: Richard A Gabriel

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 147385248X

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 8455

Over the years, some 20,000 books and articles have been written about Alexander the Great, the vast majority hailing him as possibly the greatest general that ever lived. Richard A. Gabriel, however, argues that, while Alexander was clearly a succesful soldier-adventurer, the evidence of real greatness is simply not there. ?The author presents Alexander as a misfit within his own warrior society, attempting to overcompensate. Thoroughly insecure and unstable, he was given to episodes of uncontrollable rage and committed brutal atrocities that would today have him vilified as a monstrous psychopath. The author believes some of his worst excesses may have been due to what we now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, of which he displays many of the classic symptoms, brought on by extended exposure to violence and danger. Above all the author thinks that Alexander's military ability has been flattered by History. Alexander was tactically competent but contributed nothing truly original, while his strategy was often flawed and distorted by his obsession with personal glory. This radical reappraisal is certain to provoke debate.

Collected Papers on Alexander the Great

Author: Ernst Badian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136449345

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 3287

Professor Ernst Badian (1925-2011) was one of the most influential Alexander historians of the twentieth century. His first articles on the subject appeared in 1958, and he continued for a full fifty years to reshape scholarly perception of the reign of Alexander the Great. A steady output of articles was reinforced by lectures and reviews in his own formidable style. Badian's earliest work transformed understanding of aspects of the Roman Republic, and he continued to work on that area throughout his career; but his series of studies of Alexander the Great (which he deliberately never summed up in a synoptic work) demolished the hero of his predecessors such as Droysen and Tarn, whom he regarded as starry-eyed hero-worshippers, and created an Alexander on the model of a twentieth-century tyrant. The Alexander who was a ruthless killer of his rivals and those who disagreed with him, a mass-murderer in his conquests, and perhaps even an incompetent imperialist, has superseded the Alexander whose mission it was to bring Greek civilization to the ends of the earth. These essays and articles provide a new layer in the interpretation of a figure who has not ceased to fascinate since his death in 323 BC. Many of these articles were published in out-of-the-way journals and conference volumes, and are brought together here for the first time in a collection which will provide student and scholar with a view of the full range of Badian's work on Alexander. Certain ephemeral pieces and all reviews except one have been excluded, by the wish of the author. The twenty-seven articles included were all revised by the author before his death, but there has been no other editorial intervention. The volume also includes a portrait, and an introduction by Eugene Borza surveying Badian's career and contribution. No one who works on Alexander the Great can afford to be without this book.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442463163

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1670

He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Nothing at all was right. Everything went wrong, right down to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV. What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too.

Ghost on the Throne

The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire

Author: James S. Romm

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0307271641

Category: History

Page: 341

View: 9211

Chronicles the dramatic collapse of Alexander the Great's empire, discussing the unsuccessful reigns of his half-brother and posthumously born son, the infighting among his generals, and the ensuing war that set the stage for modern conflicts.

The Genius of Alexander the Great

Author: N Hammond

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth

ISBN: 9780715633410

Category: Generals

Page: 220

View: 1708

"As a commander of men of many races, Alexander was and is incomparable. As a statesman he envisaged, and to some extent created, an ecumenical kingdom which rose above race and nation and which enjoyed peace and prosperity, extending from his birthplace in Macedonia to the borders of Kashmir. His intellect and charismatic personality so fascinated those he conquered that they served in his army and administration and adopted him as the hero of their quasi-mythical romances. We have much to learn today from this genius of a man who died having achieved so much at the age of thirty-two."--BOOK JACKET.

Alexander of Macedon

The Journey to the World’s End

Author: Harold Lamb

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1789120640

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6818

THE STORY OF THE GREATEST MILITARY GENIUS OF ALL TIME—ALEXANDER THE GREAT From the dark forests of barbarian Europe, across the illimitable steppes of Asia, into the cities of golden India—Alexander led his invincible Macedonians to conquer the world. Harold Lamb, the superb historian-storyteller—whose brilliant Genghis Khan, Suleiman the Magnificent and Tamerlane have been read by millions—brings to pulsing life the story of a man who towered above his age, conquered the world, and forever changed the tide of human destiny.

Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army

Author: Donald W. Engels

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520042728

Category: History

Page: 194

View: 7598

The most important work on Alexander the Great to appear in a long time. Engels uses all the archaeological work done in Asia in the past generation and makes it accessible. Careful analysis of terrain, climate, and supply requirements are throughout combined in a fashion to help account for Alexander's strategic decision in the light of the options open to him. The chief merit of this splendid book is the way in which it brings an ancient army to life, as it really was and moved: the hours it took for simple operations of washing and cooking and feeding animals; the train of noncombatants moving with the army--New York Review of Books.

The Crossover

Author: Kwame Alexander

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544289595

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 1503

2015 Newbery Medal Winner 2015 Coretta Scott King Honor Award Winner New York Times Bestseller "With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I’m delivering," announces dread-locked, 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander. Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.

D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

Author: Ingri d'Aulaire,Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524770647

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4314

"I doubt I would have grown up to be the writer and artist I became had I not fallen in love with D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths at the age of seven."—R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder. Now updated with a new cover and an afterword featuring never-before-published drawings from the sketchbook of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, plus an essay about their life and work and photos from the family achive. In print for over fifty years, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to enthrall young readers. Here are the greats of ancient Greece—gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters—as freshly described in words and pictures as if they were alive today. No other volume of Greek mythology has inspired as many young readers as this timeless classic. Both adults and children alike will find this book a treasure for years to come. “For any child fortunate enough to have this generous book . . . the kings and heroes of ancient legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the pictures interpret the text literally and are full of detail and witty observation.”—The Horn Book “The drawings . . . are excellent and excitingly evocative.”—The New York Times A New York Public Library’s 100 Great Children’s Books|100 Years selection An NPR 100 Must-Reads for Kids 9–14 selection

Who Was Winston Churchill?

Author: Ellen Labrecque

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0448483009

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 1600

Provides an introduction to the life of Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister during World War II.

Ptolemy I

King and Pharaoh of Egypt

Author: Ian Worthington

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190202351

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 8592

When Rome defeated the forces of Antony and Cleopatra and annexed Egypt, the rule of the longest-lived of the Hellenistic dynasties and one of the most illustrious in Egyptian history came to an end. For nearly three hundred years, the Macedonian dynasty known as the Ptolemaic had controlled Egypt and its mixed population of Egyptians, Greeks, Macedonians, and Jews. The founder of this dynasty, Ptolemy I (367-283/2 BC), was a boyhood friend and eventually personal bodyguard of Alexander the Great, who fought alongside Alexander in the epic battles that toppled the Persian Empire, and brought about a Macedonian Empire stretching from Greece to India. After Alexander's death, his senior staff carved up his vast empire, with Ptolemy gaining control of Egypt. There he built up his power base in Egypt, introduced administrative and economic reforms that made his family fabulously wealthy, and by extending Egypt's possessions overseas founded an Egyptian Empire. In addition to his political and military prowess, Ptolemy was an intellectual, who patronized the mathematician Euclid, wrote an important account of Alexander's campaign in Asia, and established the famous Library and Museum at Alexandria, which were the cultural heart of the entire Hellenistic Age. Ptolemy ruled Egypt until he died of natural causes in his early eighties. Ian Worthington's Ptolemy I--the first full-length biography of its kind in English--traces the life of Ptolemy from his boyhood to his reign as king and pharaoh of Egypt. Throughout, he highlights the achievements that profoundly shaped both Egypt's history and that of the early Hellenistic world. He argues that Ptolemy was by far the greatest of Alexander's Successors, and that he was a conscious imperialist who even boldly attempted to seize Greece and Macedonia, and be a second Alexander.

Pushkin's Ode to Liberty

The Life and Loves of Alexander Pushkin

Author: M.A. DuVernet

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499052936

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 5750

Alexander Pushkin is Russias most beloved poet. Pushkin is a decedent of a noble family on his fathers side and on his mothers side the great-grandson of Peter the Greats Blackamoor slave, who was presented with his freedom and became a general in the tsars Navy. Pushkins poem Ode to Liberty brought hope to the Russian people during a time when other countries were defining their democracy. He is considered to be the Shakespeare of Russian literature having inspired many other writers to follow him. He was revered for his masterpiece Eugene Onegin, and like the hero in his masterpiece became changed by the woman he loved. As a poet, he was also known as the patron saint of dueling having fought many duels during his short life, often over a matter of words or women. His last duel was surrounded with mystery involving an anonymous letter accusing his wife of being unfaithful. He fought this duel to defend his wifes honor and the mystery of the anonymous letter was never solved, until now! Explore the poetry and letters of Pushkin and read about his fascination with dueling, issues with religion, his struggles with censorship, the years he spent in exile while still serving the autocracy, his tribute to his comrades who fought in the Decembrist Uprising and his search for happiness as he finds and marries the most beautiful woman in all of Russia. Author M. A. DuVernet tells a captivating story of a black poet in Russia during the 1800s, a man who believed in himself and became a legend in spite of the powerful few who hated him.

Alexander Hamilton

Author: Ron Chernow

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143034759

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 818

View: 7899

The personal life of Alexander Hamilton, an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who rose to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States, is captured in a definitive biography by the National Book Award-winning author of The House of Morgan. Reprint.

Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442463171

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7066

Anthony has two dollars and three quarters and one dime and seven nickels and eighteen pennies. Nicholas has one dollar and two quarters and five dimes and five nickels and thirteen pennies. Alexander has...bus tokens. And even when he's rich, pretty soon all he has is bus tokens. He was rich. Last Sunday. Grandma Betty and Grandpa Louie came and gave Anthony and Nicholas and Alexander each a dollar. Alexander was saving his. Maybe for a walkie-talkie. And then there was bubble gum, some bets with Anthony and Nicholas (that Alexander lost), a snake rental, a garage sale, and all kinds of other things to spend money on. And now all he has is bus tokens. When he used to be rich last Sunday.