Alexander the Great

by Jacob Abbott


Description:  The thrilling story of one of the most remarkable figures in history. Recounts how Alexander ascended the Macedonian throne at the age of 20, overthrew his rival claimants, and then began preparations for the expedition against Persia. After defeating Darius, he proceeded to Egypt where he founded Alexandria, then turned back into Asia, where he subdued the most powerful nations, and in a span of eleven years conquered almost all of the known world. But, as his fortunes rose, his character deteriorated, and he died unexpectedly at the age of 33.


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Ages:  14-18
Length:  199 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2009
ISBN:  978-1-59915-132-8
Genres:  World History, Biography

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Table of Contents

1. Alexander's Childhood and Youth

2. Beginning of His Reign

3. The Reaction

4. Crossing the Hellespont

5. Campaign in Asia Minor

6. Defeat of Darius

7. The Siege of Tyre

8. Alexander in Egypt

9. The Great Victory

10. The Death of Darius

11. Deterioration of Character

12. Alexander's End

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