Michael Wood retraces Alexander the Great s amazing journey from Greece to India, searching for the truth behind the legend and experiencing the tremendous scale of his achievements.
Using the ancient historians as his guides, Wood follows Alexander s journey as closely as possible, crossing deserts and rivers, from Turkey to war-torn Afghanistan.
As the journey progresses, he recreates the drama of Alexander s epic marches and bloody battles.
All along the way he finds proof of the survival of the legends surrounding Alexander, a leader whose life has excited the world s imagination for the 2,000 years. 'Wood tells a glorious story with some very dark shadows.' New York Times 'Wood is a perceptive, entertaining and enthusiastic companion.' Sunday Times 'Wood is a lively storyteller.' The Washington Post