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Alexander the Great: Makers of History

Written by Jacob Abbott--updated for younger readers!

Foreword by Ben House

"Abbott's account of Alexander's life reads like a Greek tragedy. We are reminded of Jesus' admonition, 'For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?' (Mt. 16:26a). Alexander gained the world, but at what cost? Abbott's book is an easy but fascinating read, providing insights and details into the life of one of history's most prominent, yet puzzling, figures. For those who enjoy history and have a love of reading, this book is a delightful treasure."
--Patch Blakey, executive director, Association of Classical & Christian Schools

Alexander the Great is part of Makers of History, a 19th century biography series by two brothers--Jacob and John S.C. Abbott. Reprinted by Canon Press, these biographies have been edited and brought up-to-date for young readers. Not only are these editions given vintage style paperback covers, but they also include introductions that explain where these men and women fit into the timeline of history.
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