Gates Of Fire: An Epic Novel Of The Battle Of Thermopylae

September 1, 1999|
Gates Of Fire: An Epic Novel Of The Battle Of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Steven Pressfield brings the battle of Thermopylae to brilliant life.”—Pat Conroy

At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army.

Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history—one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale. . . .
Steven Pressfield is the author of the hugely successful historical novels Gates of Fire, Tides of War, and Last of the Amazons. His debut novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance, was made into a movie starring Matt Damon and Will Smith in 2000. He lives in California.
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Title:Gates Of Fire: An Epic Novel Of The Battle Of Thermopylae
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Product dimensions:480 pages, 6.9 X 4.1 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:480 pages, 6.9 X 4.1 X 0.98 in
Published:September 1, 1999
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780553580532

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