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By E. E. Rice

King Alexander III 'the Great' of Macedon was once one of many maximum army commanders the area has ever identified. This e-book seeks to dispel a number of the myths that have grown up round him and to supply an updated account of his existence. This comprises the Macedonian historical past and Alexander's early years, his campaigns in Thrace and Illyria and the destruction of Thebes, the invasion of the Persian Empire and the battles which resulted in its conquest, his expeditions to India and at last his dying in Babylon. Dr Rice additionally assesses Alexander's character, and gives a precis of his legacy to the western international.

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Everything was shared among them, as befitted revolutionary comrades, and all contributed to fill the household coffers. Sasha got a job in a ladies’ cloak factory, and Helene in a corset factory. Emma did the housekeeping and continued to stitch shirtwaists on her sewing machine at home. ” His income was supplemented by money sent from his parents in Kovno, but his financial input was by far the smallest of the group, and, furthermore, his costly oils and canvas supplies were usually funded by his comrades.

The two almost came to blows, and Sasha had to leave the flat to cool off. On another occasion Sasha actually struck Modska for spending twenty cents on a meal, when a few cents, he felt, should have sufficed. “It was not mere extravagance,” Berkman insisted. “It was positively a crime, incredible in a revolutionist. ” Sasha tried to justify his heated reaction. “Every penny spent for ourselves was so much taken from the Cause,” he explained. “True, the revolutionist must live. But luxury is a crime, worse, a weakness.

Coming principally from Yiddish-speaking shtetls, the majority of Jewish immigrants knew little if any Russian, let alone other European languages. Berkman, by contrast, had grown up in a Russian-speaking family and had attended elite Russian schools where he had acquired his knowledge of German and a familiarity with Greek and Latin. To some extent he had also been exposed to Yiddish and Hebrew, but Russian was his primary tongue.  Berkman’s aptitude for languages enabled him to widen his familiarity with anarchists of different backgrounds.

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