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    Author Doherty appears primarily as a writer of historical fiction This nonfiction submission to the on going debates about Alexander of Macedon is refreshing in that is portrays him with remarkable confidence as an increasingly paranoid megalomaniacal tyrant Its focus however is on his death The answers given pass the test of plausibility would serve as the basis for another novel but hardly constitute serious history the sources being so very far removed from the events and their authors and redactors being all too interested in affairs which by their time had become encrusted with layer upon layer of mythic signification Indicative of this fundamental shallowness is the lack of thorough source criticism How many holographs of Arrian for instance and of what provenance? How alike are they? How complete? Which does Doherty prefer? Why?Still it's a murder mystery and for many murder mysteries are fun


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    Presented a better understanding of what is Greatness


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    I picked this off the bookstore shelf because it was inexpensive and looked like an easy to read but generally informative introduction to the circumstances surrounding the death of Alexander So it was though the book isn't promoted as an introductory study Doherty is interested in offering his particular theory as to who killed A and how This gives the read an engaging pull through and I also liked the generous uotation of primary sources Plutarch Diod S Arrian uin Curt and others throughout the exploration as it provided a feel for some of the available evidenceWhether we can take as much at face value from these sources as Doherty would like is open to uestion granted he is duly cautious on many points Moreover a well studied reader will feel dissatisfied with rigour of argument not that the case presented is implausible but it does not show convincingly why other figures close to Alexander have less reason and opportunity than Doherty's suspects But this is perhaps criticising the book for failing to be what it never intended to be taken as a leisurely intelligent investigation into one possible explanation of the death of the young conueror this read gets a tick from me


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    Our history books portray Alexander the Great in a fairly positive manner Afterall he spread Greek ideas throughout much of Asia This book takes a realistic view of Alexander the Great It mentions the suffering that his invasions caused the conuered and his inability to accept criticism He had no problems publicly killing even his fellow Macedonians if they were to disagree with him Many times they mysteriously died after criticizing Alexander After fighting for than ten years Alexander the Great invaded India The Indians put up fierce resistance and Alexander's troops just wanted to return home to Macedonia Coenus told Alexander that if his troops did not want to continue the Indian invasion he should accept it Coenus mysteriously died shortly afterward and Alexander led his troops through the Gedrosian desert likely as punishment for disobedience It is estimated that up to 55000 of Alexander's 70000 troops died in that one desert march Upon returning to Babylon he began purging the Macedonian elite below him The author argues that Alexander the Great was murdered by arsenic in his wine The arsenic poisoning portion of the book I found a little slow and a bit wordy rehashing ground already covered


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    This is one of the better books on Alexander's death that I've read simply because Doherty advances a well researched thought out and incredibly well argued theory as to what the cause of that death ultimately was I have to say that the smaller arguments he makes leading to the greater theory are all not only solid but in many cases likely than the official interpretations of eventsAs Harington said in the sixteenth century Treason doth never prosper What's the reason? Why when it prospers none dare call it treasonHistorians for millennia have sugar coated Alexander's life and glossed over the fact that than a million people died as a direct result of his battles alone Alexander was not a nice person He conducted numerous purges of his officer corps the Macedonian nobility and other groups He ordered assassinations executions and violently killed one of his closest friends in a drinking argument for daring to disagree with him and not back down Doherty hasn't drank the Kool Aid and thanks to researchers like him the way that history is viewed is slowly changing


  6. says:

    I expected a lot form this book not that it was so bad but I found it very difficult to read and a bit boring I prefer Manfredi's ''Alexandros'' cycle because after studying Alexander's life he wrote the biography in a form of a novel still sticking with the facts and I found it much amusing


  7. says:

    Paul Doherty provides a fairly enjoyable take on the events leading up the last day’s of the famous conueror steadily pushing forward his preferred “conspiracy” theory However the book is a bit too disorganized and builds towards a conclusion that while convincingly possible and perhaps even probable does not feel like it was earned by all of what came before


  8. says:

    it provides a brief history on Alexander the Great It talks about the suddden death of Alexander than how he conuered the Persian empire Still a wonderful read for first timer like me


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The Death of Alexander the Great What or Who Really Killed the Young Conueror of the Known World?

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In 5323 BCE Alexander of Macedonia fell ill in Babylon Within ten days he was dead A military genius who raged thru the Persian empire Alexander believed he was the son of God with a desire for everlasting glory an urge to march conuer the world The Death of Alexander the Great critically analyzes this extraordinary conueror who achieved so much before he died at. Author Doherty appears primarily as a writer of historical fiction This nonfiction submission to the on going debates about Alexander of Macedon is refreshing in that is portrays him with remarkable confidence as an increasingly paranoid megalomaniacal tyrant Its focus however is on his death The answers given pass the test of plausibility would serve as the basis for another novel but hardly constitute serious history the sources being so very far removed from the events and their authors and redactors being all too interested in affairs which by their time had become encrusted with layer upon layer of mythic signification Indicative of this fundamental shallowness is the lack of thorough source criticism How many holographs of Arrian for instance and of what provenance How alike are they How complete Which does Doherty prefer WhyStill it's a murder mystery and for many murder mysteries are fun Those Good Gertrudes genius who raged thru the Persian empire Alexander believed he was the son of God with a desire for everlasting Refined Tastes glory an urge to march conuer the world The Death of Alexander the Great critically analyzes this extraordinary conueror who achieved so much before he died at. Author Doherty appears primarily as a writer of historical fiction This nonfiction submission to the on Transforming Students going debates about Alexander of Macedon is refreshing in that is portrays him with remarkable confidence as an increasingly paranoid megalomaniacal tyrant Its focus however is on his death The answers Sociology of Higher Education given pass the test of plausibility would serve as the basis for another novel but hardly constitute serious history the sources being so very far removed from the events and their authors and redactors being all too interested in affairs which by their time had become encrusted with layer upon layer of mythic signification Indicative of this fundamental shallowness is the lack of thorough source criticism How many holographs of Arrian for instance and of what provenance How alike are they How complete Which does Doherty prefer WhyStill it's a murder mystery and for many murder mysteries are fun

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The age of 33 Alexander was a man who wanted to be a God a Greek who wanted to be a Persian a defender of liberties who spent most of his life taking away the liberties of others a king who could be compassionate to the lowliest yet ruthlessly wipe out an ancient city like Tyre crucify 3000 of its defenders Doherty scrutinizes the circumstances surrounding Alexa. Our history books portray Alexander the Great in a fairly positive manner Afterall he spread Greek ideas throughout much of Asia This book takes a realistic view of Alexander the Great It mentions the suffering that his invasions caused the conuered and his inability to accept criticism He had no problems publicly killing even his fellow Macedonians if they were to disagree with him Many times they mysteriously died after criticizing Alexander After fighting for than ten years Alexander the Great invaded India The Indians put up fierce resistance and Alexander's troops just wanted to return home to Macedonia Coenus told Alexander that if his troops did not want to continue the Indian invasion he should accept it Coenus mysteriously died shortly afterward and Alexander led his troops through the Gedrosian desert likely as punishment for disobedience It is estimated that up to 55000 of Alexander's 70000 troops died in that one desert march Upon returning to Babylon he began purging the Macedonian elite below him The author argues that Alexander the Great was murdered by arsenic in his wine The arsenic poisoning portion of the book I found a little slow and a bit wordy rehashing ground already covered Seeing the Light ground already covered

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Nder's death as he lay sweating beside a swimming pool in the summer palace of the Persian kings Did Alexander die of alcoholism a hideous bout of malaria or were other factors involved Alexander had been warned not to enter Babylon so he surrounded himself with outstanding captains of war This book is a dramatic reassessment of the leader's mysterious final days. I expected a lot form this book not that it was so bad but I found it very difficult to read and a bit boring I prefer Manfredi's ''Alexandros'' cycle because after studying Alexander's life he wrote the biography in a form of a novel still sticking with the facts and I found it much amusing