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An interesting introduction to Alexander,
This review is from: Alexander: The Virtues Of War (Hardcover)
I have just finished the book less than half an hour ago and as I was on the computer I decided the first thing to do was to leave a review..
When I bought it I wasnt expecting it to be as told through the eyes of Alexander himself and my first feeling was dis-appointment if i'm honest - not normally my cup of tea for historical books such as this, however..., when into it I couldnt help hanging on Alexanders words and awaiting his thoughts on Battles or his men or indeed his many enemies (or future commrades) as he preferred.
The book runs at a very nice speed and I had a real feeling of involvement with the action and emotion omitted throughout this epic journey of men.
To read Alexander in this book is to find a man each reader will take something from, truly an inspiration in his time and I would imagine in this time also so was his undefeatable 'daimon'.
I know a month from now that I will go an d see the movie Alexander starring Colin Farell - and I look forward to seeing what I have just read, although I worry if not expect it may let me down in comparison.