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Prevas, John

Overview
Works: 16 works in 66 publications in 9 languages and 2,335 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD57.7, 658.4092
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Most widely held works by John Prevas
Envy of the gods : Alexander the Great's ill-fated journey across Asia by John Prevas( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Russian and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the final years in the life of the great conqueror examines the complex mix of ruthless tyrant and incurable romantic that characterized Alexander the Great and argues that the interplay and conflict between these two forces led to his downfall and early death. Alexander the Great accomplished more than any ordinary human could even hope to dream, yet at the end of his life, his empire, his army, and even his own life were unraveling. While the world knows well how the Macedonian king conquered the Persian Empire, few people know the full story of his decline and fall as he sought to bring the most remote areas of the Persian empire under his control. Alexander was a complicated mix of ruthless tyrant and incurable romantic. This schizophrenic interplay of conflicting psychic forces characterized his rise to power and was largely responsible for his downfall. In the last seven years of his life, Alexander the Great grew increasingly unpredictable, sporadically violent, megalomaniacal, and suspicious of friends as well as enemies. In the end Alexander the Great was not defeated by any external enemy but by himself. John Prevas brings this riveting story of the fall of Alexander to life with a compelling narrative informed by his personal retracing of much of the route trod by Alexander through what is now Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan
Power ambition glory : the stunning parallels between great leaders of the ancient world and today -- and the lessons you can learn by Steve Forbes( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collaboration between the chairman and CEO of Forbes Media and a classics professor compares six great leaders of the ancient world to contemporary business leaders to evaluate their successes and their failures
Hannibal crosses the Alps : the enigma re-examined by John Prevas( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By physically retracing Hannibal's path through the Alps and by exploring alternatives through these mountains, Prevas is able to shed new light on the impact of this ancient military maneuver
Hannibal crosses the Alps : the invasion of Italy and the Punic Wars by John Prevas( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how Spanish military leader Hannibal Barca led his army across the Alpsinto Italy during the second Pinic Wat in 218 B.C
Power ambition glory : the stunning parallels between great leaders of the ancient world and today ... and the lessons you can learn by Steve Forbes( Recording )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Forbes, former presidential candidate and CEO of Forbes, Inc., and classics professor John Prevas team up to tell the riveting story of the parallel and powerful lessons that the great leaders of the classical world have for today's leaders in business and politics
Poder, ambición, gloria : sorprendentes paralelos entre los grandes líderes del mundo antiguo y los des hoy-- y las lecciones que se pueden aprender by Steve Forbes( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collaboration between the chairman and CEO of Forbes Media and a classics professor compares six great leaders of the ancient world to contemporary business leaders to evaluate their successes and their failures
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2 editions published in 2010 in Thai and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Envy of the Gods : Alexander the Great and his epic journey across Asia by John Prevas( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quan li xiong xin rong yao by Steve Forbes( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ho phthonos tōn theōn : Megas Alexandros : hē anodos kai ptōsē by John Prevas( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Greek, Modern and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannibal's Oath : The Life and Wars of Rome's Greatest Enemy by John Prevas( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to ancient sources, Hannibal was only nine years old when his father dipped the small boy's hand in blood and made him swear eternal hatred of Rome. Whether the story is true or not, it is just one of hundreds of legends that have appeared over the centuries about this enigmatic military genius who challenged Rome for mastery of the ancient world.In this new biography, historian John Prevas reveals the truth behind the myths of Hannibal's life, wars, and character-- from his childhood in Carthage to his training in military camps in Spain, crossing of the Alps, spectacular victories in Italy, humiliating defeat in the North African desert, banishment from Carthage, and suicide. Hannibal's Oath is an epic account of a monumental figure in history
Hē kathodos tōn myriōn : hē poreia tou Xenophōnta apo tē Babylōna ōs tēn Hellada by John Prevas( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Greek, Modern and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Soviet reaction to the cultural revolution in China by John Prevas( )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kwŏllyŏkchadŭl : 3-ch'ŏnnyŏn ŭl chibaehan t'ongsollyŏk ŭi pimil = Power ambition glory by Steve Forbes( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Potere, ambizione e gloria : lezione di leadership dai grandi del passato by Steve Forbes( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Business lessons from leaders of the past( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Envy of the Gods : Alexander the Great and his epic journey across Asia
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John Prevas American writer

John Prevas Amerikaans hoogleraar

John Prevas US-amerikanischer Historiker

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Power ambition glory : the stunning parallels between great leaders of the ancient world and today -- and the lessons you can learnHannibal crosses the Alps : the enigma re-examinedHannibal crosses the Alps : the invasion of Italy and the Punic WarsPower ambition glory : the stunning parallels between great leaders of the ancient world and today ... and the lessons you can learnEnvy of the Gods : Alexander the Great and his epic journey across Asia