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Alexander the Great at war : his army, his battles, his enemies / editor, Ruth Sheppard.

Contributor(s): Sheppard, Ruth.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Osprey Publishing, 2008Description: 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), col. maps, col. plans ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781846033285 (hbk.).Subject(s): Alexander, the Great, 356-323 B.C. -- Military leadership | Alexander, The Great, 356-323 B.C | Greece -- Kings and rulers -- History | Greece -- Kings and rulers -- Campaigns | Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C | Battles | Greece -- History -- Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.CDDC classification: 938.07
Contents:
Greece and Persia in the 5th century -- Greece in the 5th and 4th centuries -- Persia in the 5th and 4th centuries -- The Rise of Macedon -- Alexander's Accession -- Alexander's Army -- Alexander Enters Persia -- The Battle of the River Granicus -- The Battle of Issus -- Phoenicia and Egypt -- The Battle of Gaugamela -- Alexander Takes Persia -- The Invasion of India -- The Journey Back -- The Death of the Conqueror.
Greece and Persia in the 5th century -- Greece in the 5th an 4th centuries -- Persia in the 5th and 4th centuries -- Rise of Macedon -- Alexander's accession -- Alexander's army -- Alexander enters Persia -- Battle of the River Granicus -- Battle of Issus -- Phoenicia and Egypt -- Battle of Gaugamela -- Alexander takes Persia -- Invasion of India -- Journey back -- Death of the conqueror.
Review: "Upon the assassination of his father King Philip II in the summer of 336 B.C. Alexander took over the reins of power of a now united Greece. When he led his combined Macedonian and Greek army into Asia a year later he began the greatest career of military conquest in world history. In 11 short years he overcame the might of the Persian Empire and campaigned across the face of the known world. Fully illustrated, this book covers the development of his army, all his campaigns and battles, and the world in which he lived."--BOOK JACKET.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Possibly the most famous commander in history, Alexander the Great never ceases to fascinate. When he led his combined Macedonian and Greek army into Asia he began the greatest military conquest in world history. In 11 years he overcame the Persian Empire, and campaigned across deserts, plains and forests to become the master of most of the known world. Fully illustrated, this book covers his campaigns, the development of his army, and the forces he defeated. His incredible campaigns are examined in detail and his victories and the tactics that ensured them are explained and described with the help of maps, illustrations and reconstructions that bring the epic career of one of the world's greatest generals to life. This book contains material previously published in Warrior; 27 & 103, Elite 7; 42, 66, 121, Men-at-Arms; 69, 137, 148, 360, 373, Essential Histories; 26, 36, Fortress 40 Campaigns; 7 & 182, and New Vanguard; 78, 89, 132

Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-246) and index.

1. Greece and Persia in the 5th century -- 2. Greece in the 5th and 4th centuries -- 3. Persia in the 5th and 4th centuries -- 4. The Rise of Macedon -- 5. Alexander's Accession -- 6. Alexander's Army -- 7. Alexander Enters Persia -- 8. The Battle of the River Granicus -- 9. The Battle of Issus -- 10. Phoenicia and Egypt -- 11. The Battle of Gaugamela -- 12. Alexander Takes Persia -- 13. The Invasion of India -- 14. The Journey Back -- 15. The Death of the Conqueror.

Greece and Persia in the 5th century -- Greece in the 5th an 4th centuries -- Persia in the 5th and 4th centuries -- Rise of Macedon -- Alexander's accession -- Alexander's army -- Alexander enters Persia -- Battle of the River Granicus -- Battle of Issus -- Phoenicia and Egypt -- Battle of Gaugamela -- Alexander takes Persia -- Invasion of India -- Journey back -- Death of the conqueror.

"Upon the assassination of his father King Philip II in the summer of 336 B.C. Alexander took over the reins of power of a now united Greece. When he led his combined Macedonian and Greek army into Asia a year later he began the greatest career of military conquest in world history. In 11 short years he overcame the might of the Persian Empire and campaigned across the face of the known world. Fully illustrated, this book covers the development of his army, all his campaigns and battles, and the world in which he lived."--BOOK JACKET.

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