Fire From Heaven

Fire From Heaven

[a Novel of Alexander the Great]

Book - 2002
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Alexander's beauty, strength, and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts into the makings of a king. His mother, Olympias, and his father, King Philip of Macedon, fought each other for their son's loyalty, teaching Alexander politics and vengeance from the cradle. His love for the youth Hephaistion taught him trust, while Aristotle's tutoring provoked his mind and Homer's Iliad fueled his aspirations. Killing his first man in battle at the age of twelve, he became regent at sixteen and commander of Macedon's cavalry at eighteen, so that by the time his father was murdered, Alexander's skills had grown to match his fiery ambition.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2002, c1969
ISBN: 9780375726828
Branch Call Number: RENAU
Characteristics: 375 p. : map ; 21 cm

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BertBailey
Mar 26, 2010

This Australian authoress is up for the Booker, 2010, for this book, according to the Guardian-Independent newspaper

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FavouriteFiction Oct 03, 2009

he story of the early life of Alexander the Great and how he was trained and became the ruthless and political man who changed the world.

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