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—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.
I was looking for a readable, comprehensive re-telling of the story of Alexander the Great. Prof. Freemen delivered exactly that. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter
Reads like a childs adventure book. Simplistic style and full of conjecture... perhaps Alexander did this, Alexander likely did that. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael Moylan
The book was in great shape when I received it. Intriguing historical figure can't wait to read the book.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book that clarifies a lot. I hate Hollywood for trying to tell this story and doing it so badly. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 4 months ago by Enrique
What a great read. I couldn't put the book down. Freeman writes as though he was there. Highly recommend.Published 5 months ago by dale collins
Very readable, too many minor cities, could be shorter with more personal content.Published 5 months 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 6 months ago by Doyle