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Adventures in Time: Alexander the Great

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Dominic Sandbrook has been passionate about history ever since he read the Ladybird children's bo... Read More

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Dominic Sandbrook has been passionate about history ever since he read the Ladybird children's books. As a historian, he has written eight books for adults. He has also presented several BBC television series, covering topics such as time travel, alien invasions, the James Bond films and the Harry Potter stories. His favourite book is The Lord of the Rings. His favourite football team is Wolverhampton Wanderers.

He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and son, Arthur. It was Arthur who came up with the idea for Adventures in Time, after a family trip to the Imperial War Museum. He now serves as the books' chief battle consultant.

History and fiction meld in a spectacular new series retelling thrilling tales from past eras, all with the benefit of the latest research. In the launch title, a young boy from Macedonia becomes a brilliant though flawed leader of men. Sandbrook demonstrates that the facts don't stand in the way of a good story: they enhance it.Few plots can rival the real-life dramas played out in the superb Adventures in Time series by the historian Dominic Sandbrook, one of the most exciting new voices in children's non-fiction.The brio of the accounts sweep children along on the adventure and introduce them to the way in which history shapes our modern world.

Take a journey to a vanished world with the ADVENTURES IN TIME series - stories so exciting you won't believe they're all true

'His mind was clear. It was time to go east. Time to march into Asia, to confront the Persians and to meet his destiny...'

Alexander has one, wild dream: to rule the world. And with his childhood friends and his beloved horse Bucephalas, he sets out from his home in Ancient Greece to do just that. With historian Dominic Sandbrook as our guide, join Alexander on his incredible journey through the deserts of Egypt and over the snow-capped mountains of Persia all the way to India, defeating all who stand in his way. For anything is possible with the help of the gods...

The Adventures in Time series brings the past alive for twenty-first century children. These stories are every bit as exciting as those of Harry Potter or Matilda Wormwood. The only difference is they actually happened...

Product Details

Title: Adventures in Time: Alexander the Great
Author: Dominic Sandbrook
SKU: BK0483598
EAN: 9780141994307
Language: eng

About Author

Dominic Sandbrook has been passionate about history ever since he read the Ladybird children's books. As a historian, he has written eight books for adults. He has also presented several BBC television series, covering topics such as time travel, alien invasions, the James Bond films and the Harry Potter stories. His favourite book is The Lord of the Rings. His favourite football team is Wolverhampton Wanderers.

He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and son, Arthur. It was Arthur who came up with the idea for Adventures in Time, after a family trip to the Imperial War Museum. He now serves as the books' chief battle consultant.

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