"In a little over a decade, Alexander the Great led a combined Greek and Macedonian army and set out to conquer the known world. This latest entry by Osprey Publishing traces the leader's rise to power, his battlefield exploits, and the forces that opposed him. As with all of Osprey's books, this one is full of detailed drawings, photographs and maps to complement the text." -Military Heritage Magazine
"This book is recommended to the historian and the modeler...Those who do get into the book, will find that it provides all you would ever want to know about one of the key figures of history. It is a book that is well written and historically accurate. A book that I am sure you will enjoy."-Drew Nix, modelingmadness.com
"The richly illustrative and authoritative Alexander the Great at War
examines Alexander's campaigns in detail. His victories and the tactics that ensured them are explained and described with the help of maps, illustrations and reconstructions to bring the epic career of one of the world's greatest generals to life."- SirReadaLot.org
(June 2008)From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Ruth Sheppard studied Ancient and Modern History at St. John's College, Oxford and has an interest in all periods of history. This is the second book she has written for Osprey; the first was Empires Collide: The French and Indian War 1754-63.