Alexander the Great was one of the most brilliant and charismatic heroes of the ancient world. He was also very curious. As he traveled from Greece across Asia and parts of Africa on his military campaigns, he took every opportunity to study the local flora and fauna as well as to understand the customs of the people. West Meets East traces his journey to such exotic places as Babylon, Persia, Egypt, and India. The narrative hones in upon the differences and similarities between Western (Greek) culture and those of the East. The famous battles are fully described, demonstrating how Alexander's masterful strategic planning and lightning-fast reflexes made him an invincible conqueror.
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