In the Footsteps of Alexander The Great: A Journey From Greece to Asia Wood, Michael [As New] [Hardcover]
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As new condition dark brown boards with gold spine lettering contained in a fine condition color photographic dust jacket. Includes Author Dedication; Prologue; Prelude; Epilogue; Table of Dates; Cast of Characters; Sources and Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index and Picture Credits. Profusely illustrated with color photographs, maps, and a color photographic frontispiece. Accompanies the major PBS television series. "Over 2,000 years ago, Alexander the Great and his army marched relentlessly on a 22,000-mile expedition from Greece to India. Alexander's conquest of most of the known world was a crucial turning point in history which opened up contacts between Europe and Asia, paved the way for the Roman Empire and the spread of Islam, and unleashed astonishing historical energies that continue to affect the world today. Using Greek and Roman historians as his guides, Michael Wood follows Alexander's journey in search of the truth behind the legends, folk tales, and religious texts that depict him as both a brilliant visionary and a ruthless conqueror. He travels on foot and by camel, boat, pack horse and jeep, across the deserts, rivers, and mountain ranges of Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Iran, and war-torn Afghanistan. Before embarking on the grueling return to Babylon, Wood treks through the North-West Frontier into Pakistan and India to the scene of Alexander's last great battle. Throughout the journey, he re-creates the drama of Alexander's epic marches and bloody battles, interweaving the momentous events of the past with current affairs. As he follows in the footsteps of the conqueror, Wood discovers that the legendary, enigmatic figure of Alexander the Great still towers in the twentieth-century imagination." - from the inner front jacket flap.
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