A Road Scholar Program by Lee Brice
He lived hard and died young before James Dean made it famous. Few men had as great an impact both in life and in death. On three continents, he founded cities in his name and he thought himself a god. World conqueror, genius, visionary, despot, maniac, alcoholic, and criminal, Alexander’s reputation is as complicated now as was his life. The subject of recent movies, documentaries, and novels, Alexander remains a popular topic in all media. This presentation examines the life and legacy of Alexander, even as the United States and NATO fight wars today where once his armies fought.