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by Steven Pressfield
Steven Pressfield does more than just tell the story of what happened during the battle of Thermopylae (which in and of itself is a phenomenal story), he uses it as a backdrop for studying the psychological makeup of what a soldier should be. There is more philosophy in this book than one would expect from a war novel, but this is why I consider it both insightful, and at times inspirin. ven after the fifth read. This is a great book for anyone who is thinking of, or soon will be joining military service.
Steven Pressfield brings the battle of Thermopylae to brilliant life, and he does for that war what Charles Frazier . Steven Pressfield is a great writer, but with Gates of Fire, he reaches a pitch of sublimity that rivals the gods. OK, enough with the hero worship. Seriously, this book is amazing.
Steven Pressfield brings the battle of Thermopylae to brilliant life, and he does for that war what Charles Frazier did for the Civil War in Cold Mountain. an exciting, romantic, star-crossed story. As a former Marine, and a bit of a classics buff, Gates of Fire speaks to me on so many levels. It's one of the absolute best portrayals in fiction, of the ideals of duty, patriotism, and manly honor. It's also highly realistic in it's depiction of the psyche of the warrior.
Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae Steven Pressfield An epic heroic novel, set in Ancient Greece, and based on the true story of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B. the forces of the Persian Empire under King Xerxes, numbering according to Herodotus two million men, bridged the Hellespont and marched in their myriads to invade and enslave Greece. In a desperate delaying action, a picked force of three hundred Spartans was dispatched to the pass of Thermopylae, where the confines between mountains and sea were so narrow that the Persian multitudes and their cavalry would be at least partially neutralized.
The Authentic Swing: Notes From the Writing of a First Novel. by Steven Pressfield. The Story Behind THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE If you've read his books THE WAR OF ART and TURNING PRO, you know that for thirty years Steven Pressfield (GATES OF FIRE, THE AFGHAN CAMPAIGN et. wrote spec novel after spec novel before any publisher took him. I'm Not for Everyone.
Gates of Fire is a 1998 historical fiction novel by Steven Pressfield that recounts the Battle of Thermopylae through Xeones, a perioikoi (free but non-citizen inhabitant of Sparta) born in Astakos, and one of only three Greek survivors of the battle. Gates of Fire is on the Commandant of the Marine Corps' Reading list. It is taught at West Point, the United States Naval Academy, and at the Marine Corps The Basic School.
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Steven Pressfield Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae Historical Note In 480 . It is said that on the eve of battle, he was told by a native of Trachis that the Persian archers were so numerous that, when they fired their volleys, the mass of arrows blocked out the sun. Dienekes, however, quite undaunted by this prospect, remarked with a laugh, Good. Then we'll have our battle in the shade. Herodotus, the histories.
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