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Comprehensive and fascinating,
By A Customer
This review is from: Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography (Paperback)
The sheer depth of the author's understanding of the period is expressed in the way he manages to combine a number of minor details into the bigger picture to produce a coherent and elegant argument. The style of narrative is easy to follow and while a certain familiarity with the region and period helps, this book provides a superb overview of Alexander's life and times. The focus rests neither entirely on the military and political side, nor on the psychological, but strikes a remarkably effective balance. It remains fascinating to read for the newcomer to the period while still offering something for the experienced reader to think about.