Robin Lane Fox’s superb account searches through the mass of conflicting evidence and legend to focus on Alexander as a man of his own time. Combining historical scholarship and acute psychological insight, it brings this colossal figure vividly to life.
“Dramatic, rich in details about little things as well as great…filled with persistent probing into human psychology…. Throughout there is an air of excitement and tension.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Fox writes on the heroic scale…. [He] has covered the ground with immense thoroughness.” —The Economist