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By Julian Rubinstein

ISBN-10: 0316010731

ISBN-13: 9780316010733

Elmore Leonard meets Franz Kafka within the wild, improbably actual tale of the mythical outlaw of Budapest. Attila Ambrus used to be a gentleman thief, a type of Cary Grant--if in simple terms supply got here from Transylvania, was once a poor expert hockey goalkeeper, and most well-liked girls in leopard-skin scorching pants. through the Nineties, whereas enjoying for the largest hockey group in Budapest, Ambrus took up financial institution theft to make ends meet. Arrayed opposed to him was once maybe the main incompetent workforce of crime investigators the jap Bloc had ever visible: a theft leader who had realized tips on how to be a detective by means of gazing dubbed Columbo episodes; a forensics guy who wore best hat and tails at the activity; and a driving force so inept he was once identified in basic terms by way of a Hungarian note that interprets to Mound of Ass-Head.

Part Pink Panther, half Unbearable Lightness of Being, half Slap Shot, this uproariously humorous, exuberantly praised booklet tells the tale of Attila Ambrus, a qualified hockey goalkeeper (possibly the worst within the activities history), gravedigger, roulette addict, whiskey drinker (with a passion for girls in leopard-skin scorching pants), and local of Transylvania who turned Hungary's celebrated gents thief, the main fascinating outlaw-hero because the Sundance Kid.

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber is the thoroughly strange and hysterical tale of the crime spree that made a not anyone right into a anyone, and advised a forlorn kingdom that typically the brightest stars come from the blackest holes. Like The Professor and the Madman and [u]The Orchid Thief[/i], Julian Rubinstein's extraordinary crime tale is so abnormal and so depraved that it truly is thoroughly impossible to resist.

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The paper also attempts to offer insight into how the legend of Philip as an ideal Macedonian ruler developed into a threat to Alexander’s policy, and how he came to terms with the memory of his father when it was turned into a weapon of propaganda for the opposition. C. is used as an instructive exemplum of the conflict between Alexander and the Macedonian nobles after Issus. 3 In our sources, criteria for an ideal Macedonian ruler are primarily mentioned when criticism or resistance to Alexander’s policy emerged.

He certainly could have stayed with Olympias in Epirus after fleeing Macedonia. 21 In Epirus, Olympias was reportedly urging her brother (Alexander) to make war on Philip (Just. 7), certainly to install her son Alexander as king. 22 In other words, the Macedonian royal house had fractured into two parts. Whether or not Alexander would actually have invaded Macedonia, we cannot know. But he was evidently perfectly willing to imperil Philip’s Persian campaign plans by stirring up troubles on Philip’s western and northwestern frontiers and by disrupting Philip’s 10 FATHER, SON, AND COURT efforts to ally with Pixodarus to clear the way for uncontested entry into Anatolia.

40 The official court historiography, however, tells a different story, casting Alexander in the role of the young military genius imitating his progenitor Achilles. 43 Extending his personal power by military conquests, he forced back the political influence of the nobility and tried to free himself from the corset of the Macedonian royal conception of the primus inter pares.

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