Tides of War: A Novel by Steven Pressfield

Tides of War: A Novel

bySteven Pressfield

Kobo ebook | January 30, 2007

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Steven Pressfield's The Profession.

Brilliant at war, a master of politics, and a charismatic lover, Alcibiades was Athens’ favorite son and the city’s greatest general.

A prodigal follower of Socrates, he embodied both the best and the worst of the Golden Age of Greece. A commander on both land and sea, he led his armies to victory after victory.

But like the heroes in a great Greek tragedy, he was a victim of his own pride, arrogance, excess, and ambition. Accused of crimes against the state, he was banished from his beloved Athens, only to take up arms in the service of his former enemies.

For nearly three decades, Greece burned with war and Alcibiades helped bring victories to both sides — and ended up trusted by neither.

Narrated from death row by Alcibiades’ bodyguard and assassin, a man whose own love and loathing for his former commander mirrors the mixed emotions felt by all Athens, Tides of War tells an epic saga of an extraordinary century, a war that changed history, and a complex leader who seduced a nation.

Title:Tides of War: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 30, 2007Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:055390406X

ISBN - 13:9780553904062

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure brilliance! 'Tides' is considered Pressfield's 'worst' by the fans, I beg to differ. While the structure of the story is very different from Gates of fire, it is amazing on its own. Pressfield has managed to protray Alcibiades' daimon. This is a hard book to read, I myself got frustrated and stuck near the middle but pushed on, and it was worth it. Read this book and you will known what ambition, pride, and a genius leader can do to a nation.
Date published: 2004-03-28