In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, Paperback

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great Paperback

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Michael Wood retraces Alexander the Greats amazing journey from Greece to India, searching for the truth behind the legend and experiencing the tremendous scale of his achievements.

Using the ancient historians as his guides, Wood follows Alexanders journey as closely as possible, crossing deserts and rivers, from Turkey to war-torn Afghanistan.

As the journey progresses, he recreates the drama of Alexanders epic marches and bloody battles.

All along the way he finds proof of the survival of the legends surrounding Alexander, a leader whose life has excited the worlds imagination for the 2,000 years. 'Wood tells a glorious story with some very dark shadows.' New York Times 'Wood is a perceptive, entertaining and enthusiastic companion.' Sunday Times 'Wood is a lively storyteller.' The Washington Post


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages, col pls, maps
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Middle Eastern history
  • ISBN: 9780563521938



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interesting account of a journey through turkey, iran, iraq afghanistan and pakistan following the route of alexander the great. As always Wood's command of the sources is impeccable but what truly adds value is his accounts of the impact on Alexander's campaign on folk memory, despite the lack of hard evidence on the ground, and his ability to relate the sources to the geography he sees in front of him, for example to relate his experience climbing the khawak pass and its impact on the logistics of the macedonian army.a book that leaves you asking questions and wanting to learn more