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Alexander the Great: Murder in Babylon

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In the second half of the fourth century BC, the Macedonian king Alexander the Great created the largest empire the world has ever known. At the very height of his power, on June 11,323 BC, in the ancient city of Babylon, he died suddenly of a mysterious illness at the age of 33. For centuries scholars have debated what really killed the man who was arguably history's most ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Virgin Books (first published 2004)
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Ernest
Feb 04, 2014 Ernest rated it liked it
There is still much uncertainty surrounding the death of Alexander the Great, and Phillips delves into the records, personalities, politics and history of the time to give his conclusion of the death and who murdered this influential leader.

I confess to not being familiar to any great degree about this time period, and one thing this book does very well is to clearly and lucidly explain who is whom (although towards the end the names did start to blend into one another), what battles were fought
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Nov 30, 2014 Evamaria rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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David Roberts
May 23, 2013 David Roberts rated it it was amazing
The book I read to research this post was Alexander The Great: Murder In Babylon by Graham Philips which is an excellent book which I bought from kobo. Philips normally looks at mysterious historical events and looks at evidence and then tries to solve them. His books are often on religious events like the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt in Act Of God. In this book he looks at the death of Alexander The Great at 32 in 323 BC and what the likely causes of death are. He was helped by experts from th ...more
Dustin Simmons
May 31, 2015 Dustin Simmons rated it did not like it
Not really my favorite book. It read much more like an extended piece of investigative journalism than a scholarly treatment of the evidence. Lots of conjecture that can't be proven one way or the other.
Richard Cubitt
Nov 23, 2015 Richard Cubitt rated it liked it
Too much conjecture.
Michele
Aug 11, 2008 Michele rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: young Adult and Older
Absolutely fabulous! The author explores the history of the death of Alexander through his various military campaigns and narrows down the suspects in his murder. Then he systematically shows why or why not for this suspect. Then end is intriguing. I loved it! History is not boring!!!
T Phillips
Jul 18, 2012 T Phillips rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book an ancient murder mystery. The author gives a good account of all the characters in and around Alexanda's life. A good read well done Graham Phillips
Sharon
Jan 23, 2013 Sharon rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book as I do all of Graham Phillips. He lays everything out. He supports all his claims with good information. Non-fiction FUN!
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