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Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great by Jacob Abbott
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Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders in history, and was undefeated in battle. By the time of his death, he had conquered most of the world known to the ancient Greeks.

Alexander the Great is one of many biographies aimed at young people written by Jacob Abbott and his brother. The biographies are written in such a way that makes them appealing and easily accessible to everyone. – Written by Wikipedia and Lizzie Driver

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Makers of History




With Engravings

New York and London Harper & Brothers Publishers 1902

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty nine, by Harper & Brothers, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.

Copyright, 1876, by Jacob Abbott.


The history of the life of every individual who has, for any reason, attracted extensively the attention of mankind, has been written in a great variety of ways by a multitude of authors, and persons sometimes wonder why we should have so many different accounts of the same thing. The reason is, that each one of these accounts is intended for a different set of readers, who read with ideas and purposes widely dissimilar from each other. Among the twenty millions of people in the United States, there are perhaps two millions, between the ages of fifteen and twenty five, who wish to become acquainted, in general, with the leading events in the history of the Old World, and of ancient times, but who, coming upon the stage in this land and at this period, have ideas and conceptions so widely different from those of other nations and of other times, that a mere republication of existing accounts is not what they require... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 7 reviews)

Reviewer: - May 27, 2014
Subject: Solution
Guys download the epub onto your phone and get a good TTS engine, like Ivona, and an ereader, and you can listen to anything you want without annoying people's voices buntzing it up.
Reviewer: - March 5, 2014
Could be so good. But the upward inflection at the end of the sentences is irritating.
March 1, 2014
Aagree with other reviewer. After 13 minutes i had to stop it as i was not able to focus.
Reviewer: - January 28, 2014
Subject: Sad
This does seem like a good book...but Jeff is right. The reader seems to be asking a question after every sentence. To was just to annoying to listen to so I didn't not finish this good book.
Reviewer: - November 6, 2013
Subject: Fun!
Easy to understand and an enjoyable read.
Reviewer: - October 2, 2013
Sorry - had to stop. Narrator sounded as if she was ended every sentence raising her voice as if asking a question...
Reviewer: - March 15, 2009
Subject: alexander the great
not too full of dates and names, excellent, listenable and concise background for those not wanting to become historians

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