Alexander the Great, Philip Freeman
  • List: $21.99  |  Sale: $15.39
    Club: $10.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Alexander the Great

Author: Philip Freeman

Narrator: Michael Page

Unabridged: 12 hr 34 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 03/21/2017

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Historical

Synopsis

Alexander was born into the royal family of Macedonia, the kingdom that would soon rule over Greece. Tutored as a boy by Aristotle, Alexander had an inquisitive mind that would serve him well when he faced formidable obstacles during his military campaigns. Shortly after taking command of the army, he launched an invasion of the Persian empire, and continued his conquests as far south as the deserts of Egypt and as far east as the mountains of present-day Pakistan and the plains of India. In his lively and authoritative biography of Alexander, Philip Freeman describes Alexander's astonishing achievements and provides insight into the mercurial character of the great conqueror. Alexander could be petty and magnanimous, cruel and merciful, impulsive and farsighted. Above all, he was ferociously, intensely competitive and could not tolerate losing—which he rarely did. As Freeman explains, without Alexander, the influence of Greece on the ancient world would surely not have been as great as it was, even if his motivation was not to spread Greek culture for beneficial purposes but instead to unify his empire.

Recommended

Daughters of the Winter Queen Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots, Nancy Goldstone
Daughters of the Winter Queen
by Nancy Goldstone

The thrilling family saga of five unforgettable women who remade EuropeFrom the great courts, glittering palaces, and war-ravaged battlefields of the seventeenth century comes the story of four spirited sisters and their glamorous mother, Elizabeth...

Narrator: Laura Kirman
Published: 04/10/2018

The Meaning of Everything, Simon Winchester
The Meaning of Everything
by Simon Winchester

From the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, and KrakatoaWriting with marvelous brio, Simon Winchester first serves up a lightning history of the English language and pays homage to the great dictiona...

Narrator: Simon Winchester
Published: 01/13/2004

Lincoln's Melancholy How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness, Joshua Shenk
Lincoln's Melancholy
by Joshua Shenk

With empathy and authority gained from his own experience with depression, Shenk crafts a nuanced, revelatory account of Lincoln and his legacy, and in the process unveils a wholly new perspective on how our greatest president guided America through...

Narrator: Richard Davidson
Published: 09/22/2005

Genghis Khan His Conquests, His Empire, His Legacy, Frank McLynn
Genghis Khan
by Frank McLynn

Mongol leader Genghis Khan was by far the greatest conqueror the world has ever known. His empire stretched from the Pacific Ocean to central Europe, including all of China, the Middle East, and Russia. So how did an illiterate nomad rise to such co...

Narrator: Tim Andres Pabon
Published: 09/01/2015

Victoria & Abdul (Movie Tie-in) The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant, Shrabani Basu
Victoria & Abdul (Movie Tie-in)
by Shrabani Basu

Now a Major Motion Picture starring Dame Judi Dench from director Stephen Frears.History’s most unlikely friendship—this is the astonishing story of Queen Victoria and her dearest companion, the young Indian Munshi Abdul Karim.In the twi...

Narrator: Elizabeth Jasicki
Published: 08/29/2017

Jefferson Architect of American Liberty, John B. Boles
Jefferson
by John B. Boles

From an eminent scholar of the American South, the first full-scale biography of Thomas Jefferson since 1970 Not since Merrill Peterson's Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation has a scholar attempted to write a comprehensive biography of the most co...

Narrator: Michael Johnson
Published: 04/25/2017

Hitler Ascent 1889-1939, Volker Ullrich
Hitler
by Volker Ullrich

A major new biography-an extraordinary, penetrating study of the man who has become the personification of evil. For all the literature about Adolf Hitler there have been just four seminal biographies; this is the fifth, a landmark work that sheds ...

Narrator: Don Hagen
Published: 09/01/2016

Churchill Walking with Destiny, Andrew Roberts
Churchill
by Andrew Roberts

In this landmark biography of Winston Churchill based on extensive new material, the true genius of the man, statesman and leader can finally be fully seen and understood--by the bestselling, award-winning author of Napoleon and The Storm of WarWhen...

Narrator: Stephen Thorne
Published: 11/06/2018

Napoleon A Life, Andrew Roberts
Napoleon
by Andrew Roberts

The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of WarAusterlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military ge...

Narrator: John Lee
Published: 11/04/2014
{"id":"1983384","ean":"9781515989264","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Alexander the Great","subtitle":"","author":"Philip Freeman","rating_average":"4.14","narrator":"Michael Page","ubr_id":"1983384","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"21.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"13.19","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Michael Page","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 12 hr 36 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}