Alexander The Great Makers Of History
Jacob Abbott was a well-known 19th century historian who wrote biographies on various ancient leaders, including this one about Alexander the Great. Over the last 2,000 years, ambitious men have dreamed of forging vast empires and attaining eternal glory in battle, but of all the conquerors who took steps toward such dreams, none were ever as successful as antiquity's first great conqueror.
The history of the life of every individual who has, for any reason, attracted extensively the attention of mankind, has been written in a great variety of ways by a multitude of authors, and persons sometimes wonder why we should have so many different accounts of the same thing. The reason is, that each one of these accounts is intended for a different set of readers, who read with ideas and purposes widely dissimilar from each other.
Alexander the Great (Makers of History) by JACOB ABBOTT with Engravings. Alexander earned the epithet "the Great" due to his unparalleled success as a military commander. His use of terrain, phalanx and cavalry tactics, bold strategy, and the fierce loyalty of his troops ensured that he never lost a battle, despite typically being outnumbered. Alexander also recognized the potential for disunity among his diverse army, which employed various languages and weapons.