—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.
One of the top 3 history books I have ever read! It reads like a thriller: I couldn't put it down! Only Kafka's "Metamorphoses" and "Spaniards in the Holocaust", by... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Enrique
What a great read. I couldn't put the book down. Freeman writes as though he was there. Highly recommend.Published 25 days ago by dale collins
Very readable, too many minor cities, could be shorter with more personal content.Published 1 month ago by rsc4810
My only criticism is that the author does not include enough maps (one of Greece and one of Alexander's empire), and forgoes the use of battle diagrams. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Doyle
For those who want just the right amount of historic detail without going so far as to be a scholar, this is the perfect fit.Published 2 months ago by Harold Sylvest
Well written, in a readable but fact-filled style. Brings the characters to life and highlights background and motivations.Well researched and documented. Definitely worth a readPublished 2 months ago by david lober
Mr. Freeman has done what other history authors strive to do by create an exciting read while imparting all the who, what, where, when and why's that make reading history so... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Amazingly well-written. Very detailed, but also drawing the long lines.Published 3 months ago by Reidunn Holtedahl Marsland
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 4 months ago by Robert Campolieto