Alexander: The Virtues Of War
Pressfield brings his magisterial touch to the story of the colossus of the ancient world: Alexander the Great.
Paperback$19.95 RRPISBN: 9780553814354Published: 02/01/2006Imprint: BantamExtent: 496 pages
Hardback$39.95 RRPISBN: 9780385607704Published: 15/10/2004Imprint: DoubledayExtent: 368 pages
EBookCHECK RETAILER PRICEISBN: 9781407093574Published: 01/07/2010Imprint: Transworld DigitalExtent: 496 pages
‘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. As immediate and gripping as bulletins from the frontline and as intimate and revealing as a private diary, Alexander: The Virtues Of War is destined to become a classic of historical fiction.
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"'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
"'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
"'Pressfield has tackled a subject worthy of his enormous talent...and triumphed again.'" - STEPHEN COONTS
"'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'
"'The acclaimed chronicler of Ancient Greek warriors tells of the mightiest of all...Pressfield succeeds quite brilliantly where a lesser novelist might stumble, enabling the legend to meet the man... [he] excels in depicting the blood, guts, glory and shame'" - GOOD BOOK GUIDE
"'Wonderfully-imagined...Richly atmospheric, stunningly graphic, intense and extraordinary'" - NELSON DEMILLE