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Book Title: The Search for Alexander|
The author of the book: Robin Lane Fox
Edition: Little Brown & Company (Boston/Toronto)
Date of issue: October 1st 1980
ISBN 13: 9780316291088
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The author traveled hundreds of miles on foot & horseback up into the forbidding mountains of Iran & Afghanistan, Turkey & Pakistan, retracing Alexander's march. In his 20s, both tactitian & intellectual, Alexander struck out on an adventure from Greece, leading 50,000 men. It would span 10 years & 11,000 miles on foot & horseback, beginning in 336 BC. At its end, he was by conquest king of the Greeks, pharoah of Egypt, ruler of Persia, master of the known world. By age 32, he would be dead. A comprehensive & wonderfully illustrated & documented biography of Alexander the Great, published to coincide with a national television special & a major international art exhibition held at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC & museums in Chicago, Boston & San Francisco. Published in conjunction with a television series & an art exhibition, this is a comprehensive biography of Alexander, focusing on what is actually known, beautifully illustrated with over 220 photographs throughout.
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Read information about the authorRobin Lane Fox (born 1946) is an English historian, currently a Fellow of New College, Oxford and University of Oxford Reader in Ancient History.
Lane Fox was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford.
Since 1977, he has been a tutor in Greek and Roman history, and since 1990 University Reader in Ancient History. He has also taught Greek and Latin literature and early Islamic history, a subject in which he held an Oxford Research Fellowship, and is also New College's Tutor for Oriental Studies. He is a lecturer in Ancient History at Exeter College, Oxford.
He was historical adviser to the film director Oliver Stone for the epic Alexander. His appearance as an extra, in addition to his work as a historical consultant, was publicized at the time of the film's release.
Lane Fox is also a gardening correspondent for the Financial Times.
He is the father of the internet entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox, the founder of Lastminute.com.
They are not related to, and should not be confused with Robin Fox, anthropologist, and his daughter Kate Fox, social anthropologist.
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