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A useful book on Alexander
on 15 November 2002
Major General Fuller, who died in 1968, wrote this book in the 50's and uses the pre-WW1 Gold Standard for monetary equivalence. His is a voice from another age - he was on the British Army General Staff during the First World War and was responsible for planning the world's first use of tanks in combat at Cambrai. His style, whilst a little archaic, is readable, but, from time to time, he uses lots of commas, like this, in long sentences. Nowadays we are used to more punchy writing.
Quibbles aside, this is a very useful book that looks at Alexander the general, the strategist, the politician and the genius. There is a good overview of his campaigns and the battles are then examined in detail and his methods analysed. I also liked the attention given to his father, Philip, as it was he who formed Alexanders invincible army.