—Tom Holland, The Wall Street Journal
"A well-written, chronological narrative that allows Alexander’s remarkable career and achievements to speak for themselves. . . . Readers will appreciate this fine account of a man truly deserving of the title 'Great.'"
"Fast-paced and dramatic, much like Alexander himself, this is a splendid introduction into one of the most dramatic true stories of history."
—Adrian Goldsworthy, author of Antony and Cleopatra
“Lean, learned, and marked by good judgment on every page, Alexander the Great is also a roaring good yarn. Philip Freeman has the eye of someone who has walked in Alexander’s footsteps, and he writes with grace and wisdom.”
—Barry Strauss, author of The Spartacus War and professor of history, Cornell University --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The book was very informative, easy reading, extremely interesting.
The author does a great job bringing to life the humongous scale of his military campaign which is why Alexander's story is so interesting.
Having just finished re-reading Arrian recently, I wasn't sure there was much point in reading yet another new book on Alexander the Great.
Most of this book is fast paced, interesting, and very informative. At times it bogs down, but then picks up as both an historical as well as an entertaining adventure. Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Robert Campolieto
I thought Freeman made a good story-like presentation of Alexander here. There are more scholarly works that are more in depth of course, although this one was very readable and... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Eric Moss
Contrary to what some reviewers implied, the author does discuss motivations and intentions. He simply does not assign them arbitrarily. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
Good read. Can be a little wordy at times, but it might be the abundance of Greek and Persian names. Recommended for history buffs.Published 24 days ago by Colin
Philip Freeman is an awesome writer. I already knew a great deal about Alexander's rise to power, his epic military exploits, the role he played in unifying Western and Eastern... Read morePublished 1 month ago by citizenoftheworld
Incredible book about an incredible leader. Philip Freeman brings Alexander to life in a sweeping narrative that reads like a thriller. Read morePublished 1 month ago by reeshi ray