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Philip and Alexander

Philip and Alexander

Kings and Conquerors

The definitive biography of the father and son who reshaped the ancient world

Alexander the Great’s conquests staggered the world. He led his army across thousands of miles, overthrowing the greatest empires of his time and building a new one in their place. He claimed to be the son of a god, but he was actually the son of Philip II of Macedon.

Philip inherited a minor kingdom that was on the verge of dismemberment, but despite his youth and inexperience, he made Macedonia dominant throughout Greece. It was Philip who created the armies that Alexander led into war against Persia. In Philip and Alexander, classical historian Adrian Goldsworthy shows that without the work and influence of his father, Alexander could not have achieved so much. This is the groundbreaking biography of two men who together conquered the world.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Historical

On Sale: October 13th 2020

Price: $35 / $44 (CAD)

Page Count: 624

ISBN-13: 9781541646698

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"Philip and Alexander is another wonderful product of Adrian Goldsworthy's historical craft-sterling scholarship, engaging prose, insightful analysis, and unbiased assessment. Goldsworthy explores brilliantly the complex relationship between father and son, the failure of the Greek city-states to stop them, the proper credit for the Macedonian expansion, and the megalomania of Alexander's near global conquests. A brilliant account of how father and son changed the world, for both good and bad."—Victor Davis Hanson, the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and author of A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War
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