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Alexander the Great - The Colossus of Greece

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The list author says: "There are some great historic figures and then there are the very few truly COLOSSAL historic figures who, knowingly or unknowingly, forever changed the course of history. Through the combination of awe-inspiring military genius, astute political acumen, boundless ambition and energy, unbreakable iron will, extreme courage, brilliant intellect, fiery passion to achieve and explore, and a deep understanding of human nature, Alexander the Great achieved everlasting glory like no other human being ever has and most likely never will again. Alexander's amazing story and extraordinary mind-boggling achievements are virtually unparalleled in history and he has to be considered one of the few most remarkable men to ever have walked the face of the earth. Here's a list that can get you started on discovering and appreciating a human force of nature that molded the world some 2300 years ago into what it is today - Alexander the Great..."
Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great
"A great all-around book published recently to get you started on Alexander. Somewhat scholarly at times, but the writing is lucid and Cartledge does a great job in providing the overall picture of what Alexander meant during his day and what he means to the world today."
Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great
"This seminal work by revered Alexander scholar Robin Lane Fox is the definitive biography in its audacity, lucid prose, and epic novel feel. If you can only get one book about Alexander and you're willing to be patient, this is the one that will reward you the most."
Alexander, Revisited: The Final Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Alexander, Revisited: The Final Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)
"The third try by Oliver Stone on this movie turns out to be the charm. This much-maligned film gets a much-needed logical treatment in the story flow area with great new footage that provides greater insight to what made Alexander tick. Still, it's best you read a few good books and familiarize yourself with the history before watching this movie."
The Campaigns of Alexander (Penguin Classics)
The Campaigns of Alexander (Penguin Classics)
"The indispensable and the most reliable source for Alexander from antiquity. This is the one ancient source bio of Alexander that must be read for anyone seriously interested in delving deeper into this stupendous historical figure."
Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great
"Philip Freeman's biography about Alexander is fast-paced and almost reads like a novel. It doesn't bog down in wordy academia as some of Alexander biographies tend to do. It's concisely written but is entertaining as well. It's always interesting to read the different perspectives that various authors have about Alexander and this fine bio is no exception."
The Nature of Alexander
The Nature of Alexander
"Surely one of the most indispensable biogrpahies of Alexander, Mary Renault delves deeper into the psyche of the great Macedonian king like no other biographer or historian. Renault tells the story as if she was really there."
Alexander the Great: Lessons from History's Undefeated General (World Generals Series)
Alexander the Great: Lessons from History's Undefeated General (World Generals Series)
"This general biography and analysis of Alexander's extraordinary career by highly-regarded military historian Bill Yenne is a welcome addition to the Alexandrian library. It is very thorough yet easy for the military layman to grasp."
The Generalship Of Alexander The Great
The Generalship Of Alexander The Great
"The ideal book to read about what Alexander loved to do most: lead his army into battle! This great book by renowned military historian J.F.C. Fuller examines why Alexander is widely considered the greatest military commander, strategist, and tactician of all time."
Alexander: The Ambiguity of Greatness
Alexander: The Ambiguity of Greatness
"A more brisk and readable biography about Alexander for the modern layman, this book is highly recommended for those who simply want to get to the essence of what Alexander was all about and enjoy the ride."
Alexander: Invincible King of Macedonia (Military Profiles)
Alexander: Invincible King of Macedonia (Military Profiles)
"A great concise yet detailed look at Alexander's unparalleled military achievements and status. Author states: 'Caesar, Genghis Khan, and Napoleon are mentioned in the same breath, but none mastered every aspect of war with such success and such a perfection as did Alexander.'"
Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army
Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army
"What may seem like a mundane subject is one of the most fascinating aspects of Alexander's unprecedented and unequalled military campaigns of conquest in Asia."
Alexander the Great: Lessons in Strategy (Strategy and History)
Alexander the Great: Lessons in Strategy (Strategy and History)
"Another thorough analysis of Alexander's strategies during his remarkable campaigns of conquest from 335BCE until his death in 323BCE. David J. Lonsdale's prose - while very thorough and wordy at times - still provides valuable insights into the peerless strategies and tactics that made Alexander invincible and a legend in his own time."
Alexander the Great: Son of the Gods (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum)
Alexander the Great: Son of the Gods (Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum)
"A really good all-around primer with lots of photos and illustrations. Writing is concise and lucid yet very thorough in covering Alexander's spectacular career and life."
Alexander the Great at War: His army  - His battles - His Enemies (General Military)
Alexander the Great at War: His army - His battles - His Enemies (General Military)
"A detailed book about the military aspects of Alexander's amazing campaign against the mighty Persian Empire. Although the graphics and illustrations are nothing new, the text offers new detailed insights into what the army was like and how the campaign was conducted. Highly recommended."
The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great
The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great
"One of the best historical novels about Alexander along with the trilogy from Mary Renault."
The Persian Boy
The Persian Boy
"THE definitive historical novel about Alexander from the trilogy of novels about Alexander by Mary Renault. A must for any Alexander fan."
The Lost Chronicles of Alexander the Great
The Lost Chronicles of Alexander the Great
"This is a most interesting new addition to the ever-expanding library of everything Alexandrian. It's part history, part narrative and mostly fiction, but it feels real and is a real page-turner."
The Life of Alexander the Great (Modern Library Classics)
The Life of Alexander the Great (Modern Library Classics)
"This book is one of the three great ancient sources for all things Alexander along with Arrian and Curtius."
The Genius of Alexander the Great
The Genius of Alexander the Great
"Another good engaging all-around biography about Alexander. Hammond is in the "good" Alexander camp and makes no bones about it."
Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great (Brill's Companions in Classical Studies)
Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great (Brill's Companions in Classical Studies)
"This handsome book is a rather detailed academia into the issues surrounding Alexander's life and legacy with contributions from various authors and scholars. This one's for the serious Alexandrian."
Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography
Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography
"One of the definitive biographies about Alexander. Green paints a sober (some will say dark) portrait of Alexander and it's important to read the other side of the coin that historians are now eager to explore about Alexander and his bloody conquests."
Alexander the Great's Art of Strategy
Alexander the Great's Art of Strategy
"This ia an easy-to-read fun book about applying Alexander's strategies of building an empire to the world of modern corporate business strategies. Read it and conquer as Alexander did!"
Fire from Heaven
Fire from Heaven
"A great highly imaginative historical novel about the early years of Alexander by Mary Renault. It's as though she was there every moment of Alexander's life."
Alexander the Great (General Military)
Alexander the Great (General Military)
"A thorough look into the military aspects of Alexander. Plenty of color illustrations and maps make it an inviting read."
The History of Alexander (Penguin Classics)
The History of Alexander (Penguin Classics)
"One of the big three of the ancient sources of material on Alexander along with Arrian and Plutarch. Not the most reliable but plenty of juicy info not found elsewhere. A must-have for the complete Alexandrian."
Into the Land of Bones: Alexander the Great in Afghanistan
Into the Land of Bones: Alexander the Great in Afghanistan
"Another interesting book from Frank L. Holt that examines Alexander's Bactria (modern day Afghanistan) campaigns compares them to that of modern invasions of this land by the British, Soviets, and the US. Interesting parallels... The most insightful book about the little understood and unglamorous years of Alexander's life."
Alexander the Great: The Brief Life and Towering Exploits of History's Greatest Conqueror--As Told By His Original Biographers
Alexander the Great: The Brief Life and Towering Exploits of History's Greatest Conqueror--As Told By His Original Biographers
"A good concise compendium about Alexander from the three ancient major sources - Arrian, Curtius, and Plutarch"
The Wisdom of Alexander the Great: Enduring Leadership Lessons From the Man Who Created an Empire
The Wisdom of Alexander the Great: Enduring Leadership Lessons From the Man Who Created an Empire
"Lessons about leadership from possibly the greatest leader of them all - Alexander!"
Alexander
Alexander
"An old and somewhat out-dated but detailed, thorough and illuminating account and analysis of the ancient Art of War focusing on Alexander by Civil War veteran Theodore Ayrult Dodge."
Alexander: Destiny and Myth
Alexander: Destiny and Myth
"This books deftly covers what makes Alexander such a fascinating figure after nearly 2500 years and why he'll most likely remain for all time. Mosse examines not only the history of the man himself, but the legend that arose around him in his day and that lives on today."
Alexander the Great: King, Commander and Statesman
Alexander the Great: King, Commander and Statesman
"A very worthy addition to the Alexandrian library by one of the most respected Alexander historians and authors."
Leadership & Strategy: Lessons From Alexander The Great
Leadership & Strategy: Lessons From Alexander The Great
"Another interesting, although sometimes rather obvious, analysis of Alexander as a leader and strategist. There is indeed much to be learned from Alexander's amazing achievements and how he accomplished what he did."
Who's Who in the Age of Alexander the Great: Prosopography of Alexander's Empire
Who's Who in the Age of Alexander the Great: Prosopography of Alexander's Empire
"For Alexander freaks only, but this one's a gem for those who need to know everything about the great conqueror and the world in which he lived and conquered."
The Greek Alexander Romance (Penguin Classics)
The Greek Alexander Romance (Penguin Classics)
"Myth and romance about Alexander is what makes him so fascinating. Whether true or not, the legend that surrounds Alexander is a big part of who he was and will always be."
Alexander the Great: Volume 2, Sources and Studies (Vol 2)
Alexander the Great: Volume 2, Sources and Studies (Vol 2)
"One of the great old biographies about Alexander the Great. Tarn is surely one of the most fervent "good" Alexander historians of all."
Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions (Hellenistic Culture and Society)
Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions (Hellenistic Culture and Society)
"Another fascintaing book about the continuing myth of Alexander, this book examines the mysteries of the ancient medallions featuring Alexander that were discovered in Afghanistan and Iraq."
Faces of Power: Alexander's Image and Hellenistic Politics (Hellenistic Culture and Society)
Faces of Power: Alexander's Image and Hellenistic Politics (Hellenistic Culture and Society)
"A fascinating look at and examination of the images of Alexander through statues, portraits, coins, and other artifacts during his life and afterwards. What are the meanings behind these images?"
Alexander
Alexander
"Soundtrack from the Oliver Stone film by Vangelis. For the most part, the music captures the indomitable spirit that was Alexander: powerful, lyrical, dynamic, poignant..."
Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction
Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction
"A great selection of articles by noted historian A.B. Bosworth"
The Confessions of Alexander the Great: 33 Lessons in Greatness
The Confessions of Alexander the Great: 33 Lessons in Greatness
"Alexander's "own words" about his life, conquests, views, lessons, military, stragegy, etc. Light but fun reading. It's easy to envision Alexander saying these things if he could, some 2300 years later."