Alexander: The Virtues of War

by Steven Pressfield

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When the film broke in America at the end of last year, several books appeared but this is the one that rose above the rest. Interestingly narrated in the voice of Alexander himself, it brings to life the passions and ambitions of this driven, complex man in full-blooded battle cry. Terrific stuff.

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Alexander: The Virtues of War Synopsis

There is nothing impossible to him who will try…’ He ascended to the throne of Macedon at the age of nineteen. He conquered the seemingly invincible Persian Empire before he was twenty-five. He died at the age of thirty-two, undefeated by any enemy. His reputation as a warrior and leader of men remains unsurpassed in the annals of history. We remember him as Alexander the Great… Epic in scope and magisterial in tone, Steve Pressfield’s breathtaking novel tells the story of this legendary colossus of the ancient world who was driven – and ultimately undone – by his insatiable lust for glory.

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Alexander: The Virtues of War Press Reviews

'Deeply researched, dashingly written...this is a a terrific performance'
INDEPENDENT


'As all-conqueringly glamorous an account as Alexander himself'
SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Books of the Year'


'If you want to know what it might have felt like to ride into battle with Alexander, read this striking book...blends a scholar's accuracy and a novelist's eye.'
BARRY STRAUSS, author of Salamis


‘A cracking, fast-paced contemporary re-telling of the legend that is Alexander … Pressfield brings him alive for the modern audience with the verve and skill with which he conjured the heroes of Thermopylae in Gates of Fire.’
MANDA SCOTT

 

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ISBN: 9780553814354
Publication date: 01/10/2005
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback (a Format)

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ISBN: 9780553814354
Publication date: 1st October 2005
Author: Steven Pressfield
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback (a Format)
Pagination: 496 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction,

About Steven Pressfield

Steven Pressfield is the author of the novels The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire, Tides of War and Last of the Amazons. He lives in Los Angeles.

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