Powers, Alfred

About the author

Alfred Powers (1887–1983) worked as an author, journalist, teacher, book collector, and book binder. He taught writing at Portland University, and journalism at the University of Oregon, though his own books were generally historical. He wrote 18 books, of which one, Alexander’s Horses, has some horse content.

Finding the book
Reasonably easy to find, but not necessarily cheap.

Links and sources
Alfred Powers at the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission
Alfred Powers’ papers are in the NWDA

Bibliography (horse books only)

Alexander’s Horses

Longmans, Green, New York, 1959, 213 pp, illus John Mackey

An historical story set at the time of Alexander the Great. Nepos and Phidon are stable boys inAlexander’s stables, and are in charge of seven of his horses on the march to Asia. They experience a murder, and an attempt to steal Buccephalus, Alexander’s favourite horse, but the Asian campaign
is an astonishing success.