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  • Paperback: 591 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Books (25 Jan. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330391720
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330391726
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 3.7 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 156,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Valerio Massimo Manfredi is professor of classical archaeology at Luigi Bocconi University in Milan. Further to numerous academic publications, he has published thirteen works of fiction, including the Alexander trilogy which has been translated into thirty-four languages in fifty-five countries. His novel The Last Legion was released as a major motion picture. He has written and hosted documentaries on the ancient world and has penned screenplays for cinema and television.

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Valerio Massimo Manfredi is an Italian historian and archaeologist and was voted Man of the Year 1999 by the American Biographical Institute. Manfredi's books have been translated into several languages. All of this Alexander books have been blockbusting successes all over Europe.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Feb. 2002
Format: Paperback
This is a very ambitious series. The scale of coverage is vast, and a lot must follow the adventures of Alexander and narration in the sources. Its very ably written. The militiary aspects are well covered. Negatively, a little too rational and human an Alexander. In that sense, the author does try to deal with Alexander's darker side but could he ever succeed? What of the alcoholism and homosexuality. Still a ripping yarn, and one which will have you staying the course through the 3 volumes. Nobody has turned this material into a novel format with such rigour.
S.Sheard.
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By J. Chippindale TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Jan. 2007
Format: Hardcover
Few authors can be better equipped to write about the history of ancient Greece and Rome than Valerio Massimo Manfredi. Professor of archaeology at the university of Milan, he has carried out many excavations and expeditions in the Mediterranean region. He has produced many factual books on historical matters, mainly military and has still found the time to write several novels and this is one of the best of them.

This book is the last of a triology about probably the greatest warrior and general who has ever lived, bearing in mind that Alexander died at an age when most men are only just starting to make their mark in life. Alexander is of course one of histories most colourful and well know character. Even people with little or not interest in ancient history will have heard of Alexander, a charismatic and larger than life figure.

The final chapter in the life of Alexander sees his military might making their way into the heart of Asia and ever onwards towards the Indian sub continent. The Macedonian army is the mightiest force that has ever been seen and sweeps all before it. Virtually nobody and nothing can put any resistance in the way of its unrelenting advance.

Alexander is not just a destroyer, he has a fine brain and has an ambitious project to unite the people of the empire. This project becomes an obsession with him and he can think of nothing else, until he meets the beauty of Queen Roxanna and this gives him the strength he needs to begin to fulfil his destiny . . .

The author has produced a trilogy of books that will be read for years to come.
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Format: Paperback
The product arrived swiftly and on time. This was a fantastic read, fast-paced and action filled whilst also focusing on Alexander as a person. I would recommend this series to anyone, not just people with a particular interest in Alexander the Great or classical warfare.
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By chuckles VINE VOICE on 22 Oct. 2008
Format: Paperback
This book concludes the series excellently. This really gives you an insight into the end of an amazing but sadly short life. As a historical fiction fan, I think these are an amazing set of books, second only to Iggulden's Emperor series. An excellent read!
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