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Alexander the Great: The Macedonian Who Conquered the World [Kindle Edition]

Sean Patrick
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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Book Description

If you want to learn about one of history's greatest military commanders and uncover some of his secrets of drive--drive that enabled him and his small army to first subdue all of Greece and then the mighty Persian Empire--then you want to read this book.

Some people like to think that geniuses are so inherently extraordinary that they navigate their journeys with clairvoyant ease.

This simply isn't true.

Greatness does not come lightly. It requires that you make sacrifices of time, interests, and--sometimes--possessions. The further you move toward greatness, the more greatness demands from you.

But all barriers yield to one mythical quality: drive. The will to persist and overcome. To never give up. To never accept defeat.

Few stories better illustrate this better than the life of one of the most extraordinary warriors the world has even known; a man of legendary ambition, will, and grit: Alexander the Great.

In this book, you'll be taken on a whirlwind journey through Alexander's life and conquests, and not only learn about the successes and mistakes of one of history's greatest conquerors, but also how to awaken a fire in your own life and adventures.

Read this book now and learn lessons from Alexander the Great on why drive is so vital to awakening your inner genius, and learn insights into the real power of purpose, how to defeat the insidious force of "Resistance" that holds us back, and more.


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From the Author

Hi,

I'm Sean, and I believe that people have far more potential than they give themselves credit for. I believe that everyone can find their calling, achieve success and happiness, and feel in control of their fate.

Through my writing, I hope to educate and inspire, to convince people to look at themselves and the world a little differently, and to be able to use these insights to improve not only their lives, but the lives of everyone they touch as well.

If that floats your boat, I think you'll like my work, and I hope you find it helpful.

Sean

About the Author

Sean Patrick is a dad, husband, Floridian, author, entrepreneur, slightly off-kilter, hopelessly optimistic, 28-year-old that's obsessed with creation, marketing, storytelling, fitness, and educating. Founder of Oculus Publishers, Patrick is on a mission to enlighten, entertain, and inspire people through beautiful stories and ideas. When not writing or building something, you can usually find him lifting heavy things in the gym, trying to make a dent in his never-ending "to-read" list, acting like a fool to make his son laugh...and writing in the third person. Wink, wink.

Product Details

  • File Size: 244 KB
  • Print Length: 52 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Oculus Publishers (May 13, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CRRFZUO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,169 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Alexander July 18, 2013
By Noah
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First, the description for this book leads a person to believe it is a biography. It is not. It is a series of motivational speeches punctuated with small bits of Alexander’s most successful moments. It drives home how exceptional the man was without discussing a single failure. It is a lopsided look at the man at best and a misleading attempt to inspire the reader to buy the author’s other self help books. I feel tricked.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars New Age Hype July 17, 2013
By oscar
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This is not a biography of Alexander but some kind of New Age trite. The positive reviews for this book all have the flavor of coming from the same mind as well. Hmmm… conspiracy or fraud?
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Caveat Lector June 16, 2013
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When I began to read this particular (very short) book, I was under the mistaken impression that it would be a biography (and a laudatory one) about Alexander The Great. I expected it to be a work of biography and that it would try to whitewash his record. While I found that the latter was true, as the author belongs to the school of those who appreciate the truthless drive and ambition of Alexander without paying much attention to his cruelties, showing himself to be a rather immoral or amoral sort of thinker. Instead, I found this book to be on several counts a bit of a misrepresented product, and therefore I feel a duty to discuss the book's contents and the ulterior motove of the author in releasing it so that those who read it do so for the right purposes and not under false pretenses.

Before beginning the actual biographical (or, should I say, nearly hagiographical) discussion of the deeds of Alexander the Great, which reads in terms that one would expect from Plutarch or some other ancient exemplar and not from someone seeking anything remotely close to scholarly fairness in presentation and examination, the book makes its ulterior purposes plain in spending a great deal of time talking about drive as the key to success. Instead of serving as a biographical history, this short work (which passes over a great deal of unsavory aspects of Alexander the Great's deeply immoral and corrupt life and sees people who are driven as being superior to other human beings, a sort of arrogance that is unbecoming and unjustifed) instead serves as a pamplet for a particular worldview and a particular selfish Nietzchean mindset of supermen and ubermensch, with all of the unpleasant implications that entails.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Meh. July 3, 2013
By Raymond
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As mentioned by others, this is not a book about Alexander the great. The part that was history was ok, but the rest deadly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok February 25, 2014
By jojo
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More about Alexander and less of the author's opinion on "what it takes to be a genius" and I would have given it more stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Alexander the not so great summary February 13, 2014
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The author does a fair job of summarizing the life of Alexander the Great, but it comes off more as a Zig Ziglar pep talk than a history book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great motivational book February 8, 2014
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Great book if your looking for something motivational. However, if you're looking for a historic book about Alexander the Great then this a good starter book, but that's about it for details.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Really About Alexander January 9, 2014
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I was very disappointed that this was not so much about Alexander as about what qualities are required to be a great person. And I never did finish it because I was put off by the philosophical content.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars great message in a quick read
Sean Patrick captures the most exciting parts of Alexander's story while applying them to our every day journeys to greatness.
Published 5 hours ago by leaglej
2.0 out of 5 stars 33% recycled
The first 33% of this book is also used in another of his books. Again, with the "I just wanna get to know you " plea and a dead email. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Copycat626
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Wasn't expecting this book to be so educational and motivating. The fact that it includes not only a biography but relates it to life today was the very inspiring. Must read!
Published 1 month ago by Edna Tapia
2.0 out of 5 stars Alexander The Great
It was okay. I chose the book as a way to learn how to use the Kindle. I did read it and found it to be adequate. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tina Young
3.0 out of 5 stars So- So
It took me a while to read this book. It just did not grip me, so that I could not leave it alone.
Published 1 month ago by Gretel Graf
4.0 out of 5 stars Great awakening, and insiring
I did not know much about Alexander's quest in life. What a brilliant leadership he posses and his purpose and drive!! I really enjoyed reading the book Mr. Patrick. Read more
Published 1 month ago by imelda asares
4.0 out of 5 stars Another inspiring book
Like his book on Nikola Tesla this book is sure to motivate and inspire. I couldn't help but realize how true his words were with regards to purpose and drive. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Hipolito Hernandez
4.0 out of 5 stars He was considered Greek, when in actual fact he was Macedonian
I find Ancient history fascinating you could almost say History with a change of names repeats itself. Book was well written and presented
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Book review
I rated these books with 3 stars because eventualy you do read the whole book plus the fact that it does, in its own special way,take you on a journey.
Published 2 months ago by nickoz kapppas
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
Fantastic read! Had me hooked the whole time, author caught my attention from the get go. Definitely reading more from this author if you come across this book you NEED to get it(:
Published 2 months ago by tanner
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More About the Author

Hi,

I'm Sean, and I believe that people have far more potential than they give themselves credit for. I believe that everyone can find their calling, achieve success and happiness, and feel in control of their fate.

Through my writing, I hope to educate and inspire, to convince people to look at themselves and the world a little differently, and to be able to use these insights to improve not only their lives, but the lives of everyone they touch as well.

If that floats your boat, I think you'll like my work, and I hope you find it helpful.

Sean

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