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Biography & autobiography: historical
an, and names the horse Bucephalus. The two develop a close bond and Bucephalus stays with Alexander for life.
Meanwhile, Alexander's relationship with his father is strained when Philip gets married to Eurydice. At one point, Alexander is forced to leave the palace. Alexander is very close to his sister Cleopatra, and just before she is to be married, a reconciliation is effected between Alexander and his father.
Alexander (Volume 1) charts Alexander's life and the obstacles he had to overcome to become one of the greatest men in history.
About Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Valerio Massimo Manfredi is an italian historian, archaeologist, and writer.
Other books by Manfredi are The Sands of Ammon, The Ends Of The Earth, The Last Legion, and Empire of Dragons.
His novels are based on history and are set in various periods of history.
Valerio Massimo Manfredi was born in 1943. He earned a degree in Classical Arts from the University of Bologna. He then studied archaeology at the Catholic University of Milan, specializing in the topology of the ancient world. He has had an extensive academic career, having taught at Italian universities, at the Loyola University of Chicago, and at the Sorbonne University in Paris. His novel, The Last Legion formed the basis for the 2007 film of the same name, starring Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley. Universal Pictures has bought the rights to his Alexander Trilogy.