Biography: Alexander the Great

Biography: Alexander the Great by Simon Adams

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Format: Paperback / softback, 64 Pages
ISBN: 9781781715130
Publisher: QED Publishing
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From renowned historian Simon Adams, read and learn about Alexander the Great - the boy solider who conquered the world.

From taming a horse to killing a wild boar, Prince Alexander's childhood adventures helped him to become king of Macedon at the age of 20.

The ambitious young king went on to conquer an incredible amount of land during his reign, traveling far into Asia, to make his mark on a world where everyone would come to know his name.

Simon Adams is a writer and editor of children’s non-fiction and reference books. He specializes in history, politics and current affairs and has written extensively on exploration, music and the arts. Simon has also contributed to family and adult reference books and has been an editorial consultant on various history and other titles. Simon was born in Bristol and studied history and politics at the London School of Economics and Bristol University, where he gained an MSc. He entered publishing as a publicity copywriter at Routledge and subsequently joined Dorling Kindersley, eventually becoming managing editor of the children's division. He became a full-time writer 15 years ago. Since then, he has written and contributed to more than 60 books for a wide range of publishers. Simon lives in London and is a keen reader and cyclist.

Format: Paperback / softback, 64 Pages
ISBN: 9781781715130
Size: 6.772 in x 9.685 in / 172 mm x 246 mm
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THE BOY FROM MACEDON

Birth of a Prince p8
Macedon p10
The Royal Parents p12
Bucephalas p14
Two Tests of Manhood p16

THE YOUNG KING

Alexander the Man p20
Aristotle the Teacher p22
Becoming King p24
Wives and Friends p26
The Lord of Asia p28

CONQUERING THE WORLD

Into Asia and Africa p32
Alexander's Campaign p36
Becoming a God p38
Into Persia p40
into India p44

THE END OF HIS WORLD

Return from India p50
Death of a Conqueror p54
Where Is Alexander Buried? p56
the Legacy of Alexander p58

Glossary p60
Bibliography and Index p62