I wish someone had just told me to read this book and skip the others.
Robin Lane Fox was only 27 when he wrote his biography of Alexander, but it's twice as good as many Alexander biographies written by authors who were twice Fox's age.
An extremely enjoyable book that reads like a good novel, and, most importantly, you don't have to be a history buff to enjoy it.
This biography is thorough. For the first time, Alexander became real to me. His immense journeys, his incredible victories, the twists and turns of his strategy and intentions... Read morePublished 22 days ago by eledavf Vivian
This is a really good history. Not what you would expect from the cover.Published 1 month ago by Bill Cushman
We love the Max and Ruby books and this one is a classic. It is one of our favorites. Enjoy!Published 5 months ago by DC area shopper
If I had it to do I would never have bought this book. It is about 500 pages long which, in my opinion, is 500 too many, I have a policy of completing every book I start but this... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sue
Recommended for anyone unfamiliar with this ancient but larger than life historical figure. Alexander comes truly alive in this Fine, readable book. evolved soul. Read morePublished 13 months ago by R. J. Karger
Max and his favorite shirt; every kid can relate to this. The hard cover makes it very easy to hold.Published 13 months ago by BCB
I never realized how litrtle actual documentation, even second-hand, existed from that sliced of history. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Frank E. Minelli
Have read probably 10 to 12 books on Alexander. Would not have bought if I'd checked the copyright. This man is a bit arrogant & definately not with words from Oliver Stone. Read morePublished 14 months ago by L. H. Mcdaniellll
I honestly do not understand the accolades this book has received. From the start , Fox gushes how the Greeks invented politics, history, ethics, theater and writing about human... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Shtarka