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Alexander the Great: Murder in Babylon Hardcover – May 28, 2010


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books; First Edition edition (May 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1852271345
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852271343
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #500,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'RACY AND ENTERTAINING... NEVER LESS THAN PAGE-TURNING' SUNDAY TIMES 'The disclosure will intrigue followers of a historical whodunnit which has fascinated scholars down the ages' Independent" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Graham Phillips' books include The Chalice of Magdalene, The Templars and the Ark of the Covenant, and The Virgin Mary Conspiracy.

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It is easy to read for the layperson but is extremely well researched.
Miss Watson
Phillips' book reads like an Agatha Christe muder mystery, only this time it's a real event that changed the course of history.
Pedro J. Quintanilla
This is filled with historical detail, excellent illustrations, maps and drawings.
Martha A. Koeppe

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Pedro J. Quintanilla on February 2, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I'm a great admirer of Alexander the Great, and own practically every book written about him. However, this is the first book that focuses exclusively on studying in depth the mystery of his untimely death. Phillips' book reads like an Agatha Christe muder mystery, only this time it's a real event that changed the course of history. I could not stop reading it, savoring every chapter as the author closes in on his murderer and the reasons behind it. At the end, the author convinces you that Alexander was really mudered and gives you ample reasons to accept the culprit he has uncovered. It's an absolute success of a murder mystery. I highly recommend it to both history and crime mystery buffs.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Miss Watson on November 19, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I was able to get a copy of 'Alexander the Great" while visiting England recently and anyone who sees Oliver Stone's Alexander movie should read this book. It offers a scholarly insight into Alexander the Great's life and the power-plays that went on within his court. It is easy to read for the layperson but is extremely well researched. This book should also appeal to those who are looking for a good murder mystery. I don't know how many historians will agree with the author's conclusions, but it is certain to keep them eagerly turning the pages. I give this book top marks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martha A. Koeppe on September 3, 2009
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This is filled with historical detail, excellent illustrations, maps and drawings. I thoroughly enjoyed the depth of information and the way it reads almost like a modern murder mystery. This is definitely "CSI:Babylon". A good read!
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By Ray Fatahi on May 17, 2014
Format: Paperback
The murderers who ushered in the Dark Ages:
1) you ought to stop calling him al-Eskandar, makes you sound oxymoronic, and
2) delude yourself to think he didn't love where he stayed, and murdered by his own

This book should bring about a major change in geopolitics sooner or later

Zoroaster was revered by Homer and Pythagorus, it does not get earlier in the west than that. Zoroaster symbolism is found in ancient Egypt, and the pre-colonial new world; where worldwide we all shared a common 12 month calendar. Peace.
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This book has an interesting premise but there are so many historical errors and fictional statements that I couldn't get past the first three chapters. If you hate Alexander, then you will like this book. If you hate Alexander then why write about him? Perhaps to further the modern anti-west, anti-virtuous perspectives.
If you want to learn about Alexander, avoid this book.
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By Cammie M. Royce on May 1, 2014
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I love history and this book really was worth it. I loved this book and very interesting. It really makes you think what really happened to him.
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