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Reading this book is like having a talk with someone very close to Alexander.
Mary Renault is best known for her historical fiction, and she is clearly fascinated by Alexander, who was without a doubt the most towering figure of ancient times.
Mary Renault's history of Alexander the Great is very interesting and easy to read.
The literary pretensions in the introduction surpassed my annual quota. Ms. Renault may want to consider that the target audience of a historical biography is interested in the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by cburk
We are discussing Alexander the Great in our Senior ancient history class, and this book was mentioned by a class member. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Robert Zondervan
Great book that skims over Alexander's life and gives insight, without judgement, of the Macedonian, Greek and Persian ways. An easy read but we'll worth it.Published 12 months ago by Ted Howard
Mary Renault wrote many volumes about Alexander. This is her true history on the subject and it is very readable and enjoyable.Published 13 months ago by MJ
I will try other sources to learn of Alexander. I guess that I am somewhat retarded because I could not follow what the author was trying to say.Published 18 months ago by Rusty in Dallas
i am just starting to read books on Alexander the Great and with this one and Mary Renault's novels about Alexander i am off to a good start. Read morePublished on February 23, 2013 by Lee E. Blasingame
Terrible book. Like "The Roman Way," "The Nature of Alexander" presents the man as a great leader when Alexander was an extreme alcoholic who murdered thousands... Read morePublished on January 2, 2013 by Mark Norman Schurr
Not exactly a page turner but it was for school so what choice do we have. We buy the books they tell us toPublished on December 11, 2012 by Paul Mahon
For those who want a wonderfully-illustrated introduction to the mysterious, yet familiar story of the world's most-famous conqueror, this is a rich and rewarding beginning. Read morePublished on September 13, 2012 by Michael J. McNaughton