Modern technology is slowly but surely catching up with our printed books. We certainly made a great step forward with many ebooks being available but to my chagrin the specific books that I want to read generally are not – or not yet. Luckily we are in for a change in this field also and I want to share with you some of my favorite authors who are making progress in that direction.
I just was made aware of Andrew Chugg’s updates and ebook versions to two of my favorite books:
“The Quest for the Tomb of Alexander the Great” (see my comments on Megas Alexandros) has also been edited with the latest information about Alexandria and his search for Alexander’s tomb at the San Marco in Venice. The Kindle format is available under the ref ASIN: B0085NSY2A and a second printed edition (ISBN 978-0-9556790-6-3) will follow this August 2012.
Then there is Robbert Bosschart’s Spanish version “Todas las Mujeres de Alejandro Magno” is entirely up-to-date and contains lots of new elements and complementary information, like Alexander’s meeting with the Pythia in Delphi or details about the relation of Artemisia I of
Caria with King Xerxes. His printed revised edition (ISBN 9788415160687) is available from Eride, while the second edition of his ebook (ISBN 788415425687) with otherwise unpublished illustrations can be found through Casa del Libro.
Meanwhile I’m happy to see that many more titles became available digitally. I hereby give a list of those books listed so far under the Category “From my Bookshelves” on the present site of Megas Alexandros.
“The Campaigns of Alexander the Great” by Arrian
For my earlier comments, please click on this link
“Historical Sources in Translation, Alexander the Great” by W. Heckel and J.C. Yardley
“Alexander the Great and His Empire” by Pierre Briant
“Into the Land of Bones, Alexander the Great in Afghanistan” by Frank Holt
“History of Alexander the Great” by Curtius Rufus
“The Afghan Campaign” by Steven Pressfield
This lists is, of course, not exhaustive and definitely will be updated at some time in the future. Till then, I wish you all happy reading!