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Alexander
Title : Alexander
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ISBN : 9780306813610
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 720

Coinciding with the release of two films about Alexander by directors Oliver Stone and Baz Luhrmann, here is the classic study of Alexander, his predecessors, and his influence on the art of war--still fascinating and relevant over one hundred years after its initial publication. Dodge here vividly reconstructs every major battle of Alexander's brilliant military career, fCoinciding with the release of two films about Alexander by directors Oliver Stone and Baz Luhrmann, here is the classic study of Alexander, his predecessors, and his influence on the art of war--still fascinating and relevant over one hundred years after its initial publication. Dodge here vividly reconstructs every major battle of Alexander's brilliant military career, fully illustrating his narrative with invaluable maps and charts.


Alexander Reviews

  • Jeff Gabriel

    I have been working my way through most of T.A. Dodge's series and enjoyed this one best or at least as much as the one on Hannibal. The battles and surrounding circumstances were so incredible that I often was incredulous. However, whether true, made up, or some mix didn't matter too much; I would have enjoyed them just as much if pure fiction.The coverage of the battles and tactics are good, but there is also more general history in this one than there is in some of the others. Great read.

  • Sean Doubt

    Quite an amazing history. No question that few people have accomplished as much as Alexander, despite his flaws he appears to have been an exceptional person in many ways.

  • Tyler Windham

    Theodore Dodge may have, in this book, created the greatest story of Alexander's campaigns ever to be written; even better than the famous Arrian in my view. His writing style is lively, enthralling,and descriptive and will definitely leave the reader captivated! Alexander was definitely a great man and possibly the greatest (surely one of the greatest) captains in history and Dodge unashamedly portrays him as such, however, he does not shy away from the flaws in the Macedonian prince's incandes [...]

  • Dennis Sison

    Dodge's books have a very classic feel to them. Hand drawn illustrations and battle maps add to the ambience of reading something your grandpa might have read in his study back in the good ole days. Some of the material feels dated, such as Dodge's obvious lack of respect for Eastern and Middle Eastern warfare (the Orientals), but if you keep in mind when this book was written, I think you'll get by just fine. I really wish textbooks were written like this todayAdded: 4-21Some inaccuracies have [...]

  • Idiom

    Of the three definitive biographies written by Dodge;(Alexander, Caeser, Hannibal), this was my favorite. Dodge's insights from his own military career during the US civil war breathe a life into this account that draws you in. Alexander of Macedon's strategies and tactics are explained by a military officer whose first hand, wartime experience, sheds light on them in a manner not possible by a back-room scholar. Enjoy!

  • Luis Delgado

    ALEXANDEREs un excelente libro que nos muestra por qué se le conoce como Alejandro Magno, en cuya narrativa el autor nos ubica en el tiempo y lugar en que Alejandro Magno muestra como logró sus victorias y sabiamente sometió a los diferentes pueblos. Los numerosos gráficos facilita la comprensión de las tácticas que empleó Alejandro Magno, al que solo la muerte venció.

  • Josh

    Although the book kind of started out slow, the speed started picking up as the book progressed. The battles were described vividly, and especially the siege of Tyre was the most interesting part of the campaigns of Alexander. If you have read any of the other books that Dodge wrote, like Hannibal or Caesar, he compares the captains with skill and such a way.

  • Windsor

    This was my second favorite of the three books I have read on Alexander. A good military summary, although this is mostly because it is written my a former army general. It lacks a little on the scholarly side (especially political) but it is by no means a bad book.

  • Takipsilim

    Dodge set the standard on comprehensive military studies of the great commanders. And despite the passage of more than a century since his books were first published he still reads well. This is his take on history's first great captain.

  • Jhsmith111

    Oh man this is a good book. Dudes you gotta read this!! Beware you will never be the same

  • Adelaido Godinez

    Theodore Dodge considered Alexander the greatest of the great captains. Worth reading.

  • Bryan

    Good book. Great for those wanting an overview of Alexander's campaigns. This is the second of Dodge's books I've read (Hannibal) and I've enjoyed both of them.

  • Vladimir

    Not enough focus on tactics and too much focus on strategy.

  • Joel Toppen

    I've read through this volume twice. Battle narratives are some of the best for this period of history.

  • Ruben

    Fascinating story about probably the best general ever existed, full of details and anecdotes. The style is the usual, clear and straightforward from this writer. Very easy to read.

  • Peter Hopkins

    In my opinion this book is still the benchmark That others are measured against.