Alexander the Great at War

Alexander the Great at War

His Army - His Battles - His Enemies

General Military
  • Author: Ruth Sheppard
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 7 May 2008
  • ISBN: 9781846033285
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 256
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About this Product

Possibly the most famous commander in history, Alexander the Great never ceases to fascinate. When he led his combined Macedonian and Greek army into Asia he began the greatest military conquest in world history. In 11 years he overcame the Persian Empire, and campaigned across deserts, plains and forests to become the master of most of the known world. Fully illustrated, this book covers his campaigns, the development of his army, and the forces he defeated. His incredible campaigns are examined in detail and his victories and the tactics that ensured them are explained and described with the help of maps, illustrations and reconstructions that bring the epic career of one of the world's greatest generals to life. This book contains material previously published in Warrior; 27 & 103, Elite 7; 42, 66, 121, Men-at-Arms; 69, 137, 148, 360, 373, Essential Histories; 26, 36, Fortress 40 Campaigns; 7 & 182, and New Vanguard; 78, 89, 132

Biographical Note

Ruth Sheppard read Ancient and Modern History at St John's College, Oxford and has an interest in all periods of history. Based at the Osprey editorial office, she works on a variety of titles, and this is the second she has written for Osprey, the first was Empires Collide: The French and Indian War 1754-63.


Introduction Greece and Persia in the 5th century Greece in the 5th and 4th centuries Persia in the 5th and 4th centuries The Rise of Macedon Alexander's Accession Alexander's Army Alexander enters Persia The Battle of the River Granicus The Battle of Issus Phoenicia and Egypt The Battle of Gaugamela Alexander takes Persia The Invasion of India The Journey Back The Death of the Conqueror Glossary Bibliography Index

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