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Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B. C.: A Historical Biography
Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B. C.: A Historical Biography
by Peter Green
There's no shortage of biographies available on Alexander the Great, but Peter Green's Alexander of Macedon is one of the finest. The prose is crisp and clear, and within a few pages readers become absorbed in the world that made Alexander, and then the story of how Alexander remade it. Green writes, "Alexander's true genius was as a field-commander: perhaps, taken all in all, the most incomparable general the world has ever seen. His gift for speed, improvisation, variety of strategy; his cool-headedness in a crisis; his ability to extract himself from the most impossible situations; his mastery of terrain; his psychological ability to penetrate the enemy's intentions--all these qualities place him at the very head of the Great Captains of history." Amazon.com
Paperback from University of California Press
1992
 
Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction
by A. B. Bosworth and E. J. Baynham (Editors)
Ten contributions by leading scholars in the field of Alexander studies which represent the most advanced scholarship in this area.

Alexander 334-323 BC : Conquest of the Persian Empire (Campaign Series 7)
by John Warry. 
Paperback

Alexander the Great: Man of Action, Man of Spirit
by Pierre Briant
Paperback: 176 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.49 x 7.01 x 4.95
Publisher: Harry N Abrams; ; (November )
ISBN: 0810928337
 

Alexander the Great: Son of the Gods
by Alan Fildes and Joann Fletcher
Book Description Famous for more than two millennia for the amazing deeds that he accomplished in his short life of thirty-two years, King Alexander III of Macedon is the most celebrated figure of classical antiquity. Alexander the Great: Son of the Gods presents, in a year-by-year chronicle, an intimate and fascinating portrait of the man who, in less than two decades, created the greatest empire the world had ever seen and acquired a semi-mythic status that persists today. Among the topics covered are Alexander's family life, including his stormy relationship with his father, King Philip, and the influence of his mother, Queen Olympias; his brilliant leadership, outwitting opponents and inspiring his devoted troops; and his daily life on the march and off duty, whether sharing the hardships of his men or indulging in the renowned bouts of feasting that may have contributed to his early death. Generously illustrated with ancient art from museums around the world, this is an engrossing, accessible biography of a legendary man.
Hardcover from Getty Trust Pubn
 
Alexander the Great
by Robin Lane Fox
Paperback: 568 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.96 x 7.72 x 5.06
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper); ; Reissue edition (September )
ISBN: 0140088784

Alexander the Great
by Richard Stoneman

Alexander the Great
by Ulrich Wilcken
 

Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions
by Frank L. Holt
Book Description: To all those who witnessed his extraordinary conquests, from Albania to India, Alexander the Great appeared invincible. How Alexander himself promoted this appearance--how he abetted the belief that he enjoyed divine favor and commanded even the forces of nature against his enemies--is the subject of Frank L. Holt's absorbing book. 

Solid evidence for the "supernaturalized" Alexander lies in a rare series of medallions that depict the triumphant young king at war against the elephants, archers, and chariots of Rajah Porus of India at the Battle of the Hydaspes River. Recovered from Afghanistan and Iraq in sensational and sometimes perilous circumstances, these ancient artifacts have long animated the modern historical debate about Alexander. Holt's book, the first devoted to the mystery of these ancient medallions, takes us into the history of their discovery and interpretation, into the knowable facts of their manufacture and meaning, and, ultimately, into the king's own psyche and his frightening theology of war. The result is a valuable analysis of Alexander history and myth, a vivid account of numismatics, and a spellbinding look into the age-old mechanics of megalomania. 
Hardcover from University of California Press

 
Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy: A Biography
by John Maxwell O'Brien
Paperback from Routledge
1994

Alexander the Great: His Armies and Campaigns 334-323 Bc
by Nick Sekunda, John Warry
Paperback from Stackpole Books

Alexander: A History of the Origin and Growth of the Art of War from the Earliest Times to the Battle of Ipsus, 301 Bc, With a Detailed Account of the Campaigns
by Theodore Ayrault Dodge
Paperback from DaCapo Press

 

Alexander the Great's Art of Strategy: The Timeless Leadership Lessons of History's Greatest Empire Builder
Alexander the Great's Art of Strategy: The Timeless Leadership Lessons of History's Greatest Empire Builder
by Partha Sarathi Bose
Hardcover from Gotham Books
 
The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great
The Bronze Horseman: Falconet's Monument to Peter the Great
by Alexander M. Schenker
Hardcover from Yale Univ Pr
 
Conquest and Empire
by A. B. Bosworth
Book Description This book is an exploration of the process and consequences of the campaigns of Alexander the Great of Macedon (who reigned from 336 to 323 BC), focusing on the effect of his monarchy upon the world of his day. A detailed running narrative of the actual campaigns from the Danube to the Indus is complemented and enlarged upon by thematic studies on the reaction in Greece to Macedonian suzerainty, the administration of the empire, the evolution of the Macedonian army and its role as the instrument of conquest, and on the origins of the ruler cult.
Paperback: 281 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.98 x 8.47 x 5.30
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr (Trd); ; Reissue edition (April 1993)
ISBN: 052140679X
 
Fire from Heaven
Fire from Heaven
by Mary Renault
Historical Fiction
Paperback from Vintage
 
The History of Alexander
The History of Alexander
by Quintus Curtius Rufus, John Yardley, Quintus Curtius Rufus, Waldemar Heckel
Paperback from Penguin USA (Paper)
1984
 
The Generalship of Alexander the Great
by J. F. C. Fuller
Paperback from DaCapo Press
1989
 
The Macedonian Empire: The Era of Warfare Under Philip II and Alexander the Great, 359-323 B.C
by James R. Ashley.
Library Binding: 496 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.29 x 9.32 x 6.32
Publisher: McFarland & Company; ;
ISBN: 0786404078
 
The Campaigns of Alexander
The Campaigns of Alexander
by Arrian, Flavius Arrianus, Aubrey De Selincourt
Paperback from Viking Press
1976
 
The Persian Boy
The Persian Boy
by Mary Renault
Paperback from Vintage
1988
 
The Nature of Alexander
The Nature of Alexander
by Mary Renault
Paperback from Pantheon Books
1979
 
Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army
by Donald W. Engels

The Genius of Alexander the Great
by N. G. L. Hammond

In the Absence of Alexander: Harpalus and the Failure of of Macedonian Authority
by Christopher Blackwell
Book Description:
When Alexander the Great's treasurer fled to Athens in 324 BC, three separate Macedonian embassies failed to secure his return. Blackwell's explanation of this event traces the history of Macedonian rule in Greece from 335 BC until the death of Alexander. This study probes political realities behind titles and treaties, and complex interactions among individuals, states, and institutions. In the Absence of Alexander describes a "Macedonian Hegemony" that held power without commanding authority, an empire that could not have hoped to survive the death of its king.
 
 
 

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