The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great
Publish date: October 19th 2004
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
The Virtues of War is the perfect mix of fact and fiction to make a good book. The author clearly did his research and uses accurate details to form a fascinating picture of life around 320BC. However, as he states in the introduction, he’s also able to take liberties with the facts and put battles...
A solid 3.5 stars. Told from Alexander's point of view, we follow his journey from the young, brilliant prince to the god like king that conquered most of the known world. The most interesting parts are the way Pressfield gets the reader into the heart of the battles. From Chaeronea, where Philip de...
Wouldn't it be neat to have an interview with Alexander the Great in which he tells of his life as a soldier in a very introspective manner. Short of a time machine, this novel provides the next best thing thanks to Steven Pressfield's ability to crawl inside the mind of the world's greatest conque...
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