Alexander The Great

Alexander The Great Some say he was the greatest warrior in history building an empire that extended from Europe to Africa and on to India and Central Asia In a stirring narrative famed historian John Gunther tells the

  • Title: Alexander The Great
  • Author: John Gunther
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Some say he was the greatest warrior in history, building an empire that extended from Europe to Africa and on to India and Central Asia In a stirring narrative, famed historian John Gunther tells the story of Alexander the Great who, at only age 21, became King of Macedonia and set off on a 12 year journey to conquer the known world and extend the boundaries of Greek civSome say he was the greatest warrior in history, building an empire that extended from Europe to Africa and on to India and Central Asia In a stirring narrative, famed historian John Gunther tells the story of Alexander the Great who, at only age 21, became King of Macedonia and set off on a 12 year journey to conquer the known world and extend the boundaries of Greek civilization Gunther takes us from Alexander s boyhood to his victory over the Persian Empire, and, in vivid detail, describes Alexander s battles, as well as the palace intrigues that surrounded him.

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    1. Alexander The Great, John Gunther, Earaj Gharib (Translator)اسکندر بر همه چیره شد، جز خوی و نفس خود. به خوی اهریمنی گرایید. جاذبه ی سحرآسای او، نیرومندی شگفت انگیز و قدرت شگرفش در رهبری و جلب دوستی مردم، رفته رفته ناپدید شد. هرچه بیشتر پیروز میشد، کارش بیشتر به جنون میکشید. دست به خون بیگناهان میآلود. با م [...]

    2. The biography about history's greatest warrior is extremely insightful and well researched. A quick read, the story develops alongside the future king's own personal growth. Throughout, John Gunther kept his opinion to himself, maintaining the book extremely unbiased and as a historical gem. I certainly recommend this to anyone who loves history because you will learn as much as a textbook, but you will have a much greater enjoyment.The biography begins with his father in the throne, and describ [...]

    3. Good for upper elementary to jr. high and probably high school too. I read it quickly and thought it gave an interesting picture of Alexander the Great and his conquest. Definitely a good place to start for research on Alexander.

    4. This is an old school book that I acquired from my grandparents (I think). While it introduces the history of Alexander the Great in a wonderful young adult novel fashion, I was surprised at the moral lessons that were included. The book clearly states that certain personality traits were "evil" or "wrong" and others were "ideal." In one instance they even pointed out that drunk people have boring conversation. Not only did I learn a little of Alexander's life, I had a few chuckles along the way [...]

    5. The first chapter started off so promising - read like a great, living story. However, it quickly disintegrated into reading like a boring text book, with brief reprieves here and there of story telling. Not what I was looking for in a book to share with my kids about the life of Alexander the Great.

    6. I really liked Alexander the Great before reading this book. But this author couldn't seem to make up his mind what Alexander was really like, continuously contradicting himself and saying how 'merciful' and 'bloodthirsty' Alexander was. While I'm sure it has real information, this book is just badly written. At least it doesn't take long to read.

    7. I had to do a report on this book, little did i know this was a kiddy book. oh well! It helped me understand Alexander a lot better, so i would not just limit this for children if you want to know a general idea of what Alexander the Great did GO WITH THIS BOOK

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