Alexander: A History of the Origin and Growth of the Art of War

Written by Theodore Ayrault Dodge

Alexander is a classic and timeless account of the life and battles of one of the greatest military commanders the world has ever seen.

Inheriting the kingdom of Macedonia when he was just 20, Alexander the Great went on to command his country’s most successful army conquering most of the known world: Greece, Asia Minor, the Near East, Egypt, the lands of the Fertile Crescent, and on into what we now know as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.

His small but revolutionary army was characterized by an unbreakable infantry phalanx and a shock cavalry force.

Dodge, an experienced military historian, examines Alexander’s expertise as a military strategist and an army commander, encapsulating all of the battles of his career.

He also explores the effects of Alexander’s military campaign upon the course of world history: his legacy spans thousands of years.

Theodore Ayrault Dodge (May 28, 1842 – October 26, 1909) was an American officer and military historian. He fought as a Union officer in the American Civil War; as a writer, he was devoted to both the Civil War and the great generals of ancient and European history.

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