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What – or who – really killed the young conqueror of the known world?

Master historian Paul Doherty investigates an outstanding figure who achieved so much before his premature end in this remarkable non-fiction work, Alexander the Great: The Death of a God. Perfect for fans of Philip Freeman and Robin Lane Fox.


‘Riveting… compelling… an important contribution to the literature on the period’ – Sunday Times

Alexander the Great was an enigma, a man who wanted to be a god, a Greek who wanted to be Persian, a defender of liberties who spent most of his life taking away the liberties of others, and a king who could be compassionate yet also had the capacity to ruthlessly wipe out an ancient city. The Death of Alexander scrutinizes the circumstances surrounding the young king’s death in the summer palace of the Persian kings. Did Alexander die of alcohol poisoning? Or where there other, more sinister factors involved? The great general had surrounded himself with outstanding captains of war. Was it they who ultimately made a decision to bring this young god’s life to a violent, untimely end?

What readers are saying about Paul Doherty:
Doherty proves that he is a scholar as well as a writer of novels’
I could not stop reading this book by Paul Doherty as it is very well written, immensely readable and fascinating. For me an absolute MUST
Pure brilliance

Reviews

Praise for Paul Doherty: Riveting... compelling... an important contribution to the literature on the period
Sunday Times
Paul Doherty has a lively sense of history
New Statesman
An engrossing and informative read
Publishers Weekly
[A] history book that may be read with all the excitement of a detective novel
Contemporary Review