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Makers of History: Xerxes

Jacob Abbott

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Makers of History: Xerxes

Jacob Abbott


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  • One of the most arrogant kings decided he needed to make his name great, but he only succeeded in destroying his own empire.

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    Get ready to be hooked by the complete story of his life and learn about one of history's most famous losers at the same time! Xerxes had inherited a great empire from his father, Darius, and he wanted to match his father's feats and invade Greece. He would build one of the greatest invasion forces in all history and make one of the most remarkable bridges ever constructed. However, he would face more than a little …

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  • Jacob Abbott was an American writer of children's books. He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular science. He wrote 180 books and was a coauthor or editor of 31 more. He died in Farmington, Maine, where he had spent part of his time after 1839, and where his brother, Samuel Phillips Abbott, founded the Abbott School. …

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