Non-Book Review: Before & After Alexander

Edge Induced Cohesion

Before & After Alexander:  The Legend And Legacy Of Alexander The Great, by Richard A. Billows

Sometimes I go seeking out for books to review, and sometimes I am sought out to review books, and this book is definitely an example of the latter situation.  Recently the editor of H-War sought me out as a potential reviewer of this book, in large part because I had previously reviewed a book on the aftermath of the conquest of the Greek world for them and that has set me out as a bit of an expert on the history of the Hellenistic period [1].  I’m certainly fine with being considered as such, but it does make the review of this book certainly an interesting one and perhaps a more stressful one than most of my reviews will be.  As the book has not been read yet, we will leave the stress of…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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