Summary: Of all the kings and conquerors of antiquity Alexander the Great is the most famous and the most controversial. He conquered territories on a superhuman scale and established an empire that stretched from Greece to India. But how great is a leader responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of people? A ruler who prefers constant warring to administering the peace? A man who believed he was a god, who murdered his friends, and recklessly put his soldiers lives at ...show more risk?
Ian Worthington's brilliant new biography explores all the facets of Alexander's complex personality. It delves into the successes and failures, his paranoia, the murders he engineered, his megalomania, and his constant drinking. It presents a king corrupted by power and who, for his own personal ends, sacrificed the empire his father had fought to establish.
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