Alexander the Great's life has recently been transformed, yet again, into a Hollywood production. This time, with a swarthy Irishman as Alexander and a sultry young American actress in the role of his ambitious mother, Olympias. Looking at the unfavourable critiques received, rather than shelling out money on a perhaps dubious rendition of his life and personality, why not invest a similar amount and get something far more worthwhile... and lasting.
That something would be this book - Are Leaders Born or are They Made? The Case of Alexander the Great (also available in Dutch - Het Leidership van Alexander de Grote). Not only is there an easy-to-read overview of all the key events and people in Alexander's extraordinary life, (which would negate the need to sit through hours of an Irish Alexander with 3-day stubble), but also excellent references to source material for those wanting to know more.
And even better, we also get a long look into the workings of his head and his heart. What factors came into play that allowed Alexander to be such a powerful and unique leader, what could have possibly held him back from even further triumphs and what could have triggered some of his leadership errors.