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Alexander the Great (Famous Lives)
Alexander the Great (Famous Lives)
by Jane M. Bingham
Edition: Hardcover

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1.0 out of 5 stars Hardly History, 13 Jun. 2010
Despite its colourful illustrations this is a bad book. Why? Because it seeks to catch its readers young and, distorting their future sense of history, subtly instil in their minds what even a half-wit ought to know is a lie. Namely, that Macedonia was not a part of the ancient Greek world but rather a kingdom 'to the north of' Greece, and that Alexander was not Greek but only `Macedonian' as if the two were incompatible. As if, in other words, there were not Macedonian Greeks, as there were Athenian, Spartan and Corinthian Greeks. To call this history is not really possible. It is misinformation. I would therefore advise parents not to buy their children lies at such an early stage. They will have all the time in the world to absorb insidious propaganda once they 've grown up.
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