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“Alexander: The Sands of Ammon” by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

This is volume 2 of the very readable trilogy about Alexander the Great. On my travels through Middle East, to Egypt, to Iran and even to northern India, there were always indications of the eight-year campaign of Alexander the Great in these countries. He went with its troops through Turkey, Syria and the Lebanon, became Pharao of Egypt and established on the way to the Indus several cities with the name Alexandria. He defeated the Persian king Darius II in the Battle of Issus and later he destroyed his capital Persepolis in today’s Iran. He settled Greeks and Macedonians, who belonged to his troops, in the conquered regions and so today there are still descendants of Europeans in Asia. All three volumes are written in an exciting and entertaining way.

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