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Alexander the Great: The Man Who Brought the World to Its Knees

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He conquered the known world. He united it for the first time with a common language. His military tactics are still being studied-and used-by today's warriors. He is considered the most courageous and heroic warrior in history. But (and more importantly): He was hot. His boyfriends were hotter. He could throw hissy fits that would take Liza Minelli's breath away. He trave ...more
Paperback, 169 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Advocate Books
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mlady_rebecca
A very humorous yet informative bio of Alexander the Great. It's published by Advocate Books, so that tells you right off they have a pro-homosexual viewpoint.

Here's one of my many favorite quotes:

It's a testament to Alexander's complexity that some of the places he took over felt conquered while others felt liberated. Alexander was like a Rorschach test: He was whatever people read into him. If you hated monarchies and tyrants, he was a proto Hitler bent on world domination. If you loved divers
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Valerie
Nov 23, 2014 Valerie rated it it was ok
I enjoyed reading about Alexander but not the extra dialogue. There was just too many quips and jokes.
Leila Anani
Comic biography of Alexander the Great, with an emphasis on his homosexuality, but still reasonably historically accurate.

This never fails to amuse me, its a light read in the vein of '1066 and all that' that is a very good overview of the subject, but still remains hilariously funny.

A definite guilty pleasure.
Alistair Cross
Nov 25, 2012 Alistair Cross rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Fast, funny, and informative, this book cracked me up in all the best ways.

I read this in one sitting and only wish the book had been longer.

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hilarious
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