Subject: Biography & Autobiography / Military

Subject: Biography & Autobiography / Military

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Alexander The Great

|9780822960843|In taking account of recent research and in reassesing the markedly contradictory contemporary sources, J.R. Hamilton present a far less attractive but no less compelling portrait of Alexander than Tarn’s classic study. The discussion ranges from Alexander’s Macedonian background and relations with Philip to his request for deification and his death, and the economic achievements of his reign are stressed alongside the military.| J. R. Hamilton|| Biography & Autobiography / Military History / General History / World

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Ill Starred General

|9780822959038|Braddock of the Coldstream Guards|A rare combination of documented fact and good storytelling, Ill-Starred General is the biography of a much maligned man from one of history's most vital eras. The career of Edward Braddock began during the court intrigues of Queen Anne and George I, gained momentum in continental military campaigns in the early 1750s, and ended abruptly in the rout of his American army near present-day Pittsburgh in 1755. This highly acclaimed biography reveals the man–and the politics–behind his defeat, one of the major setbacks to British imperial power in the American colonies.| Lee McCardell|| Biography & Autobiography…

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