Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy by John Maxwell O'Brien
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy
By John Maxwell O'Brien

Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy

A Biography

By (author) See other recent books by John Maxwell O'Brien
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $58.99
Your Price: $53.09 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $5.90! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.65 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy by John Maxwell O'Brien

Book Description

Despite Alexander the Great's unprecedented accomplishments, during the last seven years of his life, this indomitable warrior became increasingly unpredictable, sporadically violent, megalomaniacal, and suspicious of friends as well as enemies. What could have caused such a lamentable transformation? This biography seeks to answer that question by assessing the role of alcohol in Alexander the Great's life, using the figure of Dionysus as a symbol of its destructive effects on his psyche. The unique methodology employed in this book explores various aspects of Alexander's life while maintaining an historical framework. The exposition of the main theme is handled in such a way that the biography will appeal to general readers as well as scholars.

Buy Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy book by John Maxwell O'Brien from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780415106177
ISBN-10: 0415106176
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Sep-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author John Maxwell O'Brien

Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy by John Maxwell O'Brien Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy, Hardback (August 1992)

Focuses on the role of alcohol in the life of Alexander the Great, O'Brien using Dionysus as a symbol of the destructive effects of alcohol on Alexander's psyche. A cluster of ambivalent considerations is explored: the heroic and the Dionysiac, the rational and the irrational, sanity and madness.

» View all books by John Maxwell O'Brien

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy book by John Maxwell O'Brien and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by John Maxwell O'Brien close
Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy by John Maxwell O'Brien
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close