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Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae - Steven Pressfield
Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
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The national bestseller!At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army.Day after bloody day they withstood the... show more
The national bestseller!At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army.Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history--one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale....From the Paperback edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553383683 (055338368X)
ASIN: 055338368X
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
It took a while for me to get into this story, but I did love the novel by the end. The story is framed as the first person account of a "squire" of the heavy infantry of the famous 300 of Sparta at Thermophylae, where in 480 BC a few thousand Greeks held off hundreds of thousands of invading Persi...
kennethjmcginnis
kennethjmcginnis rated it
4.0 Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
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Merle
Merle rated it
A few years ago I read and loved Pressfield's The Afghan Campaign, which is apparently one of his minor works, so I expected to be blown away by this one. Unlike most readers, though, while I think it's competently written, I was never able to enjoy it. Gates of Fire is primarily about the battle at...
Ray Foy's Literary Journey
Ray Foy's Literary Journey rated it
4.0 Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
I generally don't care for stories that glorify war, but then, war is a large part of the human condition and so is a legitimate subject for examination. In Gates of Fire Steven Pressfield offers an engrossing account of the classical era battle of Thermopylae. The facts of the battle are dramatic e...
Konnici na Liriite - Chevalier Du Lys
Konnici na Liriite - Chevalier Du Lys rated it
5.0 Gates of Fire
Excelent book. Researched with good dialogues. Historical fiction usually suffer from words, expressions and even attitudes that are from our time. I don't remember happening on this book. The Battle of Thermopylae was one of the most important battles in the ancient times because that sacrifice all...
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