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A king at nineteen, dead at thirty-two and in between.. an empire that refused to end.
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This enlightening account of the great king’s remarkable life, highlights not only his phenomenal military accomplishments, unparalleled success and victories and adept leadership qualities, but also brings for us an insight into this extremely interesting man’s life.
Alexander the Great’s story is one of the most fascinating ones ever told and he continues to attract the attention of mankind by remaining an unsurpassed legendary hero.
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Born in November 1803, at Hallowell, Maine, Jacob Abbott was a prolific author of juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader and a few works in popular science. His first books including the Young Christian; or, a Familiar Illustration of the Principles of Christian Duty (1832), were published while he was working at Mount Vernon as its principal. in 1835, he published the Little Scholar Learning to Talk: A Picture Book for Rollo which was later reissued as Rollo Learning to Talk. it became the first in the Rollo Series which had fourteen books. This series is the best known of his writings.
Jacob Abbott died in 1879 in Farmington, Maine, aged seventy-five. He authored one hundred and eighty books and edited or co-authored thirty-one. His children’s series, especially Franconia stories have been praised for their depiction of children and their storytelling approach. His works continue to be widely read and acclaimed.