—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.
This reader discovered that reading the Bibliography on pages 363-367 first helped with appreciating this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anna Louise E. Hinkle
This book was interesting and certainly gave a lot of insight into who Alexander the Great was and how he reacted to certain events in his life and to other people. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rachel A Fleming
Unacceptable inaccuracies, superficial understanding of the dynamics among people and kingdoms. A waste of time to the hands of a native Greek who studied this era at school. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Konstantinos
This was a great story and very easy to read and understand. Really liked the maps showing everywhere that Alexander traveled in his conquests. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Verlyn Nachtrieb
I bought this biography on a whim because I had an amazon gift card and it was a great decision. My great grandparents immigrated to America from Macedonia and I know almost... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed this book very much. Philip Freeman writes in such a way that the book informs effortlessly, as well as makes it difficult to put down. Highly commendable.Published 4 months ago by Jan-Robert Holen