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Episode 3.5: Granicus River

In by Barry Strauss

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Learn how Alexander won his first clash with the Persian army, in a cavalry battle on the banks of a river in what is now northwestern Turkey.

Episode 5: Alexander

In by Barry Strauss

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Would you die for a dream? If the dreamer were Alexander the Great, you might.

Radio and Review Roundup

“absolutely first rate” — G. Gordon Liddy For the podcast of my interview, see http://www.blubrry.com/ggliddy/1382289/masters-of-command/   “In all, Strauss weaves a glorious tapestry with many vignettes featuring each of the three commanders….he compares the three in ways that are not all immediately obvious, drawing on a fully stocked supply of anecdotes and details.” — about.com http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/warfareconflictarmor/a/501123-Review-Strauss-Masters-of-Command.htm?r=et  

Alexander on Leadership

In the run-up to the publication of Masters of Command on Tuesday, I’ll ask each of the book’s three masters for the lessons of his leadership. Today I speak to the ghost of Alexander the Great. Good morning, Your Majesty. What makes you a greater leader, O King, than Hannibal or Julius Caesar? “I made many Alexanders. From Ptolemy and …

P-DAY is coming

May Day. Visions of country folk dancing around the May Pole. Of labor unionists marching behind raised banners. Of student rebels scuttling across Parisian cobblestones in ’68. Of Soviet era Politburoniks lining up above Lenin’s Tomb to salute the latest weaponry rolling across Red Square. And this year, I’m dreaming of a new May Day. It’s D-Day! Er, make that …