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The Afghan Campaign Steven Pressfield

The Afghan Campaign By Steven Pressfield

The Afghan Campaign by Steven Pressfield


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Summary

To survive, Alexander's men must shake off the trappings of 'civilization' and adopt the same unorthodox and barbaric tactics as their foe. But at what cost? Set against the harsh, unrelenting Afghan landscape, this novel reveals an understanding of the hopes and fears of men in battle and has important things to say about the nature of wars.

The Afghan Campaign Summary

The Afghan Campaign: A bloody, brutal, brilliant novel of men at war from the master of the genre by Steven Pressfield

From the pen of Steven Pressfield, author of The Sunday Times Bestseller Gates of Fire comes a captivating, gripping and atmospheric novel of military might and war.

"Awesome...this is an extraordinary work - an instant classic." -- DAVID GEMMELL

"Gripping, moving and literate...rarely does an author manage to recreate a moment in history with such mastery, authority and psychological insight." -- NELSON DEMILLE

"No one writes better historical fiction than Steven Pressfield" -- VINCE FLYNN

"This book doesn't 'grab you from the first page'; it slowly envelops you in silken claws until you realise that this story owns you" -- ***** Reader review

"Powerful and insightful" -- ***** Reader review

"Absolutely brilliant" -- ***** Reader review
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WHAT LENGTHS WILL THEY GO TO TO ACHIEVE VICTORY?

330 BC: Alexander The Great launches his bloody and brutal campaign in the
Afghan Kingdoms...

Among the ranks of Macedonian infantry is Matthias. The youngest of three brothers, he is eager to prove himself, but as he joins the front-line, he comes to realise that warfare has changed. The Macedonians face a new kind of enemy, and must learn to fight a new kind of war.

Experiencing fear, euphoria, horror and shame, Matthias and his comrades undergo a rite of passage as they, soldiers of a Western force whose code is secular and humanist, confront a proud Eastern warrior people who possess a fervent willingness to die for their cause.

Just to survive, Alexander's men must shake off the trappings of 'civilization' and adopt the same unorthodox and barbaric tactics as their foe - but is that a price worth paying?

The Afghan Campaign Reviews

Pressfield's talent is awesome...The Afghan Campaign is an extraordinary work, an instant classic -- DAVID GEMMELL
An impressive scholar and gifted storyteller...the finest military writer alive -- STEPHEN COONTS
No one writes better historical fiction than Steven Pressfield -- VINCE FLYNN

About Steven Pressfield

Steven Pressfield is the author of the classic historical bestsellers Gates of Fire, Tides of War, Last of the Amazons and Alexander: The Virtues of War. He lives in California.

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GOR001342411
9780553817973
0553817973
The Afghan Campaign: A bloody, brutal, brilliant novel of men at war from the master of the genre by Steven Pressfield
Used - Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2008-01-28
464
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