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ISBN:1409909824
Author: Jacob Abbott
ISBN13: 978-1409909828
Title: Alexander the Great (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
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Language: English
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Publisher: Dodo Press (April 18, 2008)
Pages: 152

Alexander the Great (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) by Jacob Abbott



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Alexander the Great is part of Makers of History, a 19th century biography series by two brothers Jacob and John . 07 The Siege of Tyre. 08 Alexander in Egypt. 09 The Great Victory. 10 The Death of Darius. 11 Deterioration of Character. 12 Alexander s End. Download.

Jacob Abbott's book meant for young readers portrays Alexander as a military genius, endowed with remarkable intelligence, physical beauty and courage. Some of the early incidents in his life as when he tames a wild and vicious horse are described in compelling terms. Alexander's youth, his father's insistence on making him a regent for Macedonia when he was just 16 and his experiences on military campaigns with his father in Boeotia, where he displayed remarkable qualities of coolness, courage and wisdom are strikingly portrayed. His army commanders began to rebel and then followed a bloody trail of murders and assassinations. Alexander's final days are also captured in the closing chapters of this riveting book. Jacob Abbott brings all his skills as a historian and children's writer to this retelling of the life of one of the most unforgettable figures in history that appeals to both young and older readers.

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sadors from the Persian court arrived in Macedon when Philip was away. These embassadors saw Alexander, of course, and had opportunities to converse with him. They expected that he would be interested in hearing about the splendors, and pomp, and parade of the Persian monarchy

Jacob Abbott (1803-1879) was an American writer of children's books. He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular science. His Rollo Books, such as Rollo at Work (1837) and Rollo at Play (1837) are the best known of his writings, having as their chief characters a representative boy and his associates.

Read "Alexander the Great (Illustrated) Makers of History" by Jacob Abbott with Rakuten Kobo. 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.

Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders in history, and was undefeated in battle.

Alexander the Great book. Alexander the Great is part of Makers of History, a 19th century biography series by two brothers-Jacob and John .

Jacob Abbott (1803-1879) was an American writer of children's books. He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular science. His Rollo Books, such as Rollo at Work (1837) and Rollo at Play (1837) are the best known of his writings, having as their chief characters a representative boy and his associates. His other works include: The Teacher; or, Moral Influences Employed in the Instruction and Government of the Young (1833), Rollo on the Atlantic (1853), Rollo in Paris (1854), Rollo on the Rhine (1855), Georgie (1855), Rollo in Holland (1856), Rollo in Rome (1858), Rollo in Switzerland (1858), Rollo in the Woods and Peter the Great.
Reviews: 7
Light out of Fildon
I would say that this is the best book that I have read up to date in this year. The author was quite successful in bringing about the chronological events of Alexander, right from his birth to his death, in very simple English, that could be understood by people who yearn to learn about history, across the world.
Alexander (B.C., 356-336), son of King Philip of Macedonia, the northern province of the then Grecian territory, has been a prodigal son right from his childhood. He was under the able tutorship of Aristotle until the age of sixteen, but soon took keen interest in accompanying his father, in wars. His inborn traits of leadership, camaraderie, nobleness, organizing skills, ferociousness, and great thirst to conquer the world has made him one of the greatest warriors of ancient history, which is narrated in every history book of the world with great awe.
He was highly successful in conquering each and every nation in his voyage towards the East of Macedonia, with an army as small as just 50,000. His empire consisted of almost all kingdoms of Thebes, Thessaly, Athens, Sparta, entire Persia, Egypt, Gaza, Tyre, Afghanistan and some parts of northern India. All this, just within the age of 32 years. In his great voyage of ruthless conquests, he plundered each and every kingdom which opposed him but treated all those who surrendered with great nobility and kindness. His main target of capturing his great rival King Darius of Persia could be achieved but he repents later for being responsible for the fall of such a great kingdom. He, over a period of time, when he reached the age of around 28 years, yielded to worldly pleasures like wealth, wine and women which led to his downfall in character and great qualities, for which he was adored, worldwide. At one stage, after conquering Egypt, he even went to the extent of declaring himself as the descendant of God Jupiter and wished to be called as Son of God.
He ultimately loses all his friends and those who accompanied/assisted/protected him throughout his great voyage due to his vices. At one point even his great army refused to go with him further, as they lost confidence in his leadership and nobleness. This morally degraded Alexander to a great extent and he one night, put himself to intense alcohol consumption, after which he falls terribly ill, and dies due to multiple organ failure, and mostly confidence to live further. His vast kingdom broke into pieces of independent kingdoms after his death, only to remember him as the greatest and cruelest thief of the world.

Positives: A great book of knowledge of Alexander’s history, beautifully written, describing each and every phase of his life in minutest of detail. The reader would not like to put off the book until he finishes it at one go. The adventures of young Alexander and his speeches are very enticing to know. One gets to know about many ancient places, towns, cities and terms of history, which are regarded as the marks of great civilizations, wars and kings in those days. A great learning experience to young and old as to how the fire in one’s belly to achieve something can get him to the target with careful and able planning, organizing, directing and controlling ones emotions, skills, environment and resources available to him or her. At the same time, Alexander’s deplorable end teaches one, as to how arrogance and power, can bring him down in no time, however great he could be! A must read by every young person and get inspired by the magnificent traits of Alexander the Great.

Negatives: The author suddenly ended Alexander’s voyage with the death of King Darius. His further adventures beyond Persia into India were not described. There seemed to be equal interesting and fascinating facts to be revealed in the Indian subcontinent. That would have justified his complete voyage in a single stretch.

My rating is 4.75 out of 5
inform
The history of Alexander the Great has already been written. The book is far too simplistic and naive. The book adds nothing creative or interesting to the great life of Alexander. I would pass on this and look for something more historically interesting.. just about anyone can write an overview and who wants to spend time reading it?
Itiannta
We enjoyed this book, read aloud with 4th grader. The graphics did not come through on the kindle at all, I suppose I should've given a lower rating for that but because of quality of older literature I left it high. There is a moral voice from the author which I enjoyed, he can be quite wordy, Alexander was a real rebel rouser, not someone who would be highly esteemed today, but well worth the historical connection between the ancient world coming into the time before Christ. We laughed at the absurdity of some stories such as the man who came to greet him as he was about to plunder the city. Alexander did not like the city so he vowed to do the opposite of what the man might say as a deal. The man said, we welcome you to attack our city, and so he decided to let them be, something to that effect, much better read from the story than my short memory!
Wohald
I went on a tour of Asia Minor last month and visited several of the old cities conquered by Alexander the Great. After listening to the tour guide talking so much about Alexander, I decided to check this book just for facts-checking. This is a good book, easy to read, and easy to follow. Note that on the kindle version the links to the maps are not working.
Uylo
So before I read this book I knew of Alexander the Great (most people do) and I knew just a tiny bit about his life and actual conquest. For a free book on my Kindle it was perfect! I had a desire to understand a historical person that is well known and this book goes through his life and conquests in an interesting and easy to understand way.

The maps not opening was very annoying. Some of the reviews complain about this being a huge problem but I don't think you can complain about a free book. It definitely would have been nice to see on a map the places that Alexander and his army went. It would have probably been even more useful as far as having a good understanding of the history, but you can go online and see some maps if you really want to. The book definitely deserves a fair 4 out of 5. If your looking for a nice overview of Alexander the Great that is not boring reading and very informative then I think you've found it.
Manesenci
The book itself is very well written. I don't know a whole lot about J. S. Cabot, but I really enjoy his style.

Beware that he is a moral writer and doesn't fail to pass judgements on to the heros of each narrative. I personally enjoyed these little tangents. It may not be the most scholarly piece of work, but it's engaging and makes me desire to know more about the subjects of his work.

My only complaint is the lack of pictures. Cabot took a lot of time to put works of art and other pieces in the book and they are all missing save for the description. I guess you can't really complain for a free book.
wanderpool
I have read other books from the "Makers of History" series by Jacob Abbott & John S. C. Abbott. They are not exceptional books - relatively no insight into the title characters of the books. But they are a general outline and time-line of the historical figure's life and accomplishments. And since they are free on Kindle - it's a fine start.
I didn't learn much from this that I wouldn't get from Wikipedia. It really reads like it was written for sixth graders. Plus the text was sprinkled with, I guess you can call it, moral lessons. I really wasn't looking for moral lessons from the life of Alexander. I just wanted some insight into how he became Alexander the Great.