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The Afghan Campaign By Steven Pressfield

The Afghan Campaign
by Steven Pressfield

____________________'Pressfield's talent is awesome . an extraordinary work, an instant classic' David Gemmell____________________Alexander the Great's campaign in the Afghan kingdoms began in the summer of 330BC.
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The Afghan Campaign by Steven Pressfield

____________________ 'Pressfield's talent is awesome . . . an extraordinary work, an instant classic' David Gemmell ____________________ Alexander the Great's campaign in the Afghan kingdoms began in the summer of 330BC. It lasted for three brutal years and proved the most bloody and ruthless he and his army ever fought... 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 at what cost? ____________________ Set against the harsh, unrelenting Afghan landscape, this thrilling novel reveals a profound understanding of the hopes and fears of men in battle and has important things to say about the nature of wars past...and present.

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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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GOR001234596
The Afghan Campaign by Steven Pressfield
Steven Pressfield
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2007-07-14
464
0553817973
9780553817973
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