Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox

By Robin Lane Fox

Tricky, resolute, fearless, Alexander was once a born warrior and ruler of passionate ambition who understood the serious experience of conquest and of the unknown. while he died in 323 BC elderly thirty-two, his tremendous empire comprised greater than million sq. miles, spanning from Greece to India. His achievements have been unprecedented - he had excelled as chief to his males, based eighteen new towns and stamped the face of Greek tradition at the historical East. the parable he created is as effective at the present time because it was once within the old global. Robin Lane Fox's outstanding account searches throughout the mass of conflicting facts and legend to target Alexander as a guy of his personal time. Combining historic scholarship and acute mental perception, it brings this tremendous determine vividly to existence.

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He often liked to remind colleagues of how John F. Kennedy had once bumped into a janitor cleaning the floors of NASA's vast corridors. " JFK had asked the janitor. "Mr. President, I am helping put a man on the moon," the janitor had replied. Pettit said he wanted every person at Lehman to have that janitor's spirit. Every man and woman had his or her part in the firm's business. Bond salesman Craig Schiffer recalls that "Chris had an ability that I have never seen"-people often walked away inspired even after he had ripped into them.

You' re going to come work for me. '" Vinci quickly morphed into Pettit's chief of staff.

A preening sophisticate who dominated luncheons with his prattle, Peterson was widely disliked by the relatively blue-collar traders for his patrician demeanor. Glucksman and his traders won the Great War and ousted Peterson, chiefly because by the mid-1980s the traders were making more money than the advisory bankers aligned with Peterson. But the fight cost the firm dearly. Top banking talent fled and revenues plummeted, making it vulnerable for a takeover by the newly merged entity of American Express Shearson in April 1984.

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