Freeman Is a fantastic historical writer. He has this way of turning things that we only know only a bit about into great stories. I have read this and his book on Julius Caesar and they are both excellent. I did like his book on Caesar even better but that's mainly because I find Caesar to be a much more compelling historical figure than Alexander. If you want to know about the life of either men, you can't do much better than Freeman. I know this has become such a tired cliche` but Freeman's books read like a GoT series book. I found myself staying up way later than I anticipated because I could't put the book down.
One thing I will say about Freeman's style is that, whether he means to or not, he gives the people he writes about such personality. I feel like I know Alexander quite well after Freeman's book. This may not be the most scholarly work done on Alexander but its the most scholarly book that's also the most fun. If you searched for a book on Alexander, just go ahead and buy this one.
- Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster (27 October 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416592814
- ISBN-13: 978-1416592815
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)