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The Afghan Campaign - Steven Pressfield
The Afghan Campaign
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This historical novel recounts the Afghan war of 330 B.C., not any anti-Taliban onslaught. Nevertheless, readers will be struck repeatedly by the eerie shock of recognition that it evokes. Steven Pressfield's large-scale fiction about Alexander the Great's marred attempt to conquer the Afghan... show more
This historical novel recounts the Afghan war of 330 B.C., not any anti-Taliban onslaught. Nevertheless, readers will be struck repeatedly by the eerie shock of recognition that it evokes. Steven Pressfield's large-scale fiction about Alexander the Great's marred attempt to conquer the Afghan people offers numerous troubling parallels to the ongoing struggles in Afghanistan and Iraq. As always, the author's research about ancient warfare is meticulous and his writing is lively.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780767922388 (0767922387)
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 351
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
4.0 The Afghan Campaign: A Novel
This is the only one of Pressfield's books that I've read, and I was quite impressed. Knowing very little about Alexander the Great and Macedonian culture, I can't vouch for the book's accuracy, but it certainly brings the ancient world to life in a believable way. The military history is easy enoug...
Clif's Book World
Clif's Book World rated it
3.0 The Afghan Campaign: A novel
This historical novel is about Alexander the Great's invasion of Afghanistan in 330 B.C. It's the one place where Alexander's army met with less than total success. More than once they invaded an area only to learn that their enemy had mysteriously appeared in their rear. This was frustrating to...
"Check Six"
"Check Six" rated it
2.0
Borrow, don't buy. It wasn't a well designed story. Jumps from boys in Greece to basic training (kinda) and then jumps to battles in Afghanistan. Doesn't bother to get you interested in details of soldiering (which made Gates of Fire so good). Pointless life in Alexander's campaign, almost no cha...
"Check Six"
"Check Six" rated it
2.0
Borrow, don't buy. It wasn't a well designed story. Jumps from boys in Greece to basic training (kinda) and then jumps to battles in Afghanistan. Doesn't bother to get you interested in details of soldiering (which made Gates of Fire so good). Pointless life in Alexander's campaign, almost no cha...
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