"Dramatic, rich in details about little things as well as great...filled with persistent probing into human psychology.... Throughout there is an air of excitement and tension." —The New York Times Book Review
"Fox writes on the heroic scale.... [He] has covered the ground with immense thoroughness." —The Economist
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 7 months ago by eledavf Vivian
This is a really good history. Not what you would expect from the cover.Published 7 months ago by Bill Cushman
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 17 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 19 months ago by R. J. Karger
I never realized how litrtle actual documentation, even second-hand, existed from that sliced of history. Read morePublished 20 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 20 months ago by L.H. McDaniel,lll
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 on February 5, 2013 by Shtarka
This book was a very interesting book and I found it very easy to read. Robin Lane Fox is an excellent writer and made the book very fun to read. Read morePublished on December 3, 2012 by SRW2012