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The search for Alexander

Author: Robin Lane Fox
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Who was this remarkable man called Alexander? What drove him to daring feats of organization and discipline that would be impossible to believe were they not documented by solid archaeological and historical evidence? After centuries of enshrouding myth and conflicting legends -- of his death-defying prowess during battle, of his rumored participation in wild drinking parties -- what do we now know for certain about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alexander, the Great; König III ) Alexander (Makedonien; Alexander, the Great; Alexander, Makedonien König; the Great 356-323 B C Alexander; Alexander, the Great
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Lane Fox
ISBN: 0316291080 9780316291088
OCLC Number: 6447311
Description: 448 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Chronology --
I. The legend. The search --
History and romance --
II. The young prince. Philip's kingdom --
The royal tomb --
The army in action --
Greece and Persia --
III. Avenger of the Greeks. The new Achilles --
Freedom and conquest --
Darius at bay --
Tyre and Gaza --
Son of God --
The grand victory --
Palaces of empire --
Persepolis --
IV. King of Asia. The death of Darius --
Anticipation --
Beyond the Oxus --
Persian homage --
Into India --
Despair --
V. Back from ocean. An edge of the world --
Desert disaster --
Concord and kingship --
The last plans --
Slander and worship --
The final days --
VI. The legacy. Alexander the Great.
Responsibility: Robin Lane Fox.

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Who was this remarkable man called Alexander? What drove him to daring feats of organization and discipline that would be impossible to believe were they not documented by solid archaeological and historical evidence? After centuries of enshrouding myth and conflicting legends -- of his death-defying prowess during battle, of his rumored participation in wild drinking parties -- what do we now know for certain about Alexander's life? This book sets out to answer these questions in what is a fascinating, highly readable biography, published to coincide with an exciting national television special and a major international art exhibition bringing hundreds of stunning royal relics from the Alexandrian age.

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