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Alexander the Great: Conqueror, Commander, King

John Sadler Rosie Serdiville

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Casemate
01 December 2018
Biography: historical, political & military; History; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Military history; Warfare & defence
An overview of Alexander's life from a military standpoint, looking at how he was able to conquer the known world. Alexander was perhaps the greatest conquering general in history. In just over a generation, his northern Greek state of Macedon rose to control the whole of the vast Persian Empire. In a dozen years Alexander took the whole of Asia Minor and Egypt, destroyed the once mighty Persian Empire, and pushed his army eastwards as far as the Indus. No-one in history has equalled his achievement. Julius Caesar, contemplating his hero's statue, is said to have wept because by contrast he had accomplished so little. This concise history gives an overview of Alexander's life from a military standpoint, from his early military exploits to the creation of his empire and the legacy left after his premature death. AUTHORS: John Sadler is a military historian born and living in Northumberland. He has written extensively on a range of periods and is a battlefield tour guide who covers most of the major battles from both world wars (and numerous others). He also lectures on military history at Newcastle University's Centre for Lifelong Learning, is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, a member of the Battlefield Trust and Guild of Battlefield Tour Guides. Rosie Serdiville is a social historian and re-enactor with a particular interest in the wider impact of war on civilian populations. She delights in spending time in archives: some of the most interesting characters in this volume have emerged from archival materials. 30 b/w illustrations
By:   John Sadler, Rosie Serdiville
Imprint:   Casemate
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 150mm,  Width: 198mm, 
ISBN:   9781612006819
ISBN 10:   1612006817
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   01 December 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Undergraduate ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

John Sadler is a military historian living in Northumberland. He is extensively published on a range of periods and lectures on military history at Newcastle University's Centre for Lifelong Learning. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, a member of the Battlefield Trust and Guild of Battlefield Tour Guides. Rosie Serdiville is a social historian and re-enactor with a particular interest in the wider impact of war on civilian populations. She delights in spending time in archives: some of the most interesting characters in this volume have emerged from archival materials.

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