Alexander the Great
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Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders in history, and was undefeated in battle. By the time of his death, he had conquered most of the world known to the ancient Greeks.
Alexander the Great is one of many biographies aimed at young people written by Jacob Abbott and his brother. The biographies are written in such a way that makes them appealing and easily accessible to everyone. - Written by Wikipedia and Lizzie Driver For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org. Download M4B (168MB)
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Subject: excellently read
btw its rather foolish to use wikipedia to check facts, as one of the reviewers here claims to have done. instead if checking is needed, it should be done through more reliable and original sources than wikipedia.
on the whole, this biography sticks to ancient biographies by Plutarch, Appian, etc. furthermore what the reviewer calls 'inserted' 'morality' are also in those biographies, so are not inserted by author of this one.
Subject: Interesting Biography
The reader was very clear and easy to listen too.
Subject: Nice biography
To get more details, I often consulted Wikipedia while listening to this book. This was useful because modern research has updated some of the book's details. For example, the book says there were 500,000 to a million Persians at the Battle of Gaugamela. Wikipedia says modern estimates put the Persians at 53,000-93,000. Even with the reduced estimates, I think Alexander's victory is impressive.
Subject: alexander the great
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