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Reader recommendation: Ghost on the Throne

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By Bill Rick, Coupeville, Wash. / May 11, 2012

Ghost on the Throne by James Romm describes the dismemberment of Alexander the Great's empire following his death in 323 BCE. Tying together the entire Western world, with all the nobility and foibles of human nature on display, Romm has created a page turner – a real history more inventive than any miniseries.

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