"This book does not attempt a comprehensive treatment, it is offered as an introduction to Alexander's army" (Sekunda and Warry 7). Nick Sekunda and John Warry have written a very readable and informative book about Alexander The Great's military conquests. This book goes into great detail about Alexander's army, his commanders, the battles, and the aftermaths of the battles. The authors introduce the book in a very creative way by reporting about King Phillip's army and everything he established before Alexander took over the throne.
" This book examines the structure and organization of Alexander's world-beating army, and traces the course of his epic campaigns" (145). The book is efficient in illustrations and text about the daily life of being in his army. It also has involved depictions of his battles. The authors breakdown the elements of the battles starting with Alexander's opening moves, what happens during each of the battles, and also what follows each of the battles.
I see this book as biased for Alexander because the authors do not mention anything about Alexander having a [...] affair with one of his generals which is something I have read elsewhere. Leaving that out, in my opinion, is a good thing because this is a book about Alexander's military conquests not his romance life. The organization of this book is wonderfully crafted. The evidence seems to be supported throughout the book. The author also concludes the book properly. The book stayed very true to its purpose.
The book had few imperfections from what I interpreted. One of them being that it is to some extent verbose. It is also hard to keep track of the many different generals and kings listed in the book partially because their names are difficult to pronounce and because there are so many but I would have to consider myself reaching for a reason rather than it being abundantly clear. I give these authors a great deal of credit for all of the information they have provided in this book.
I have yet to read any other works about Alexander but after reading this I will be more apt do so. I would definitely recommend this book to others but with the ever changing technology and things available on the Internet, both good and bad, no book can keep up.