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Ford, Michael Curtis

Works: 4 works in 29 publications in 4 languages and 897 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History 
Classifications: PS3606.O74, 813.6
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Most widely held works by Michael Curtis Ford
The ten thousand : a novel of ancient Greece by Michael Curtis Ford ( Book )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a spectacular Greek epic set in the spring of 400 B.C., ten thousand battered, starving Greek soldiers stagger out of the frozen mountains of Armenia into a small Hellenic trading post on the eastern Black Sea. A first novel, an epic adventure set in ancient Greece. After decades of war, mighty Athens has been ravaged, its navy destroyed, its city walls toppled, its army disbanded. The fierce military state of Sparta has triumphed, but passions and hate linger on. Thousands of battle-hardened veterans from both sides in the conflict remain scattered across the Greek islands, restless and dangerous, until the young Persian prince Cyrus issues a call-to-arms from his base in Asia Minor. The rogue nobleman is raising an enormous mercenary army to wrest control of all of Persia, the most powerful empire on earth, from his half-brother the king. The young philosopher-warrior Xenophon, scion of a noble Athenian family and follower of Socrates, risks his father's wrath and embarks on the adventure with high hopes for glory. Joining his cousin Proxenus, the war-maddened Spartan general Clearchus, and a huge body of Cyrus' native troops, he and ten thousand Greek mercenaries depart on an astounding march of a thousand miles, across the searing desert. Their near-deadly journey culminated in a massive, bloody battle at the very threshold of Babylon, a battle that proves disastrous for them. Their leaders are betrayed and murdered, their supply lines cut, and their route home across the desert blocked by the furious Persian king, bent on revenge. The Fates call on Xenophon to lead the devastated Greek soldiers in their escape, though he has little experience in commanding men. As the army flees toward the snowy north, its situation appears desperate. Months later, ten thousand battered, half-starved soldiers stagger out of the frozen mountains of Armenia into a small Greek trading post on the Black Sea. Their true tale of survival, and of the heroic expedition Xenophon led through the heart of an enemy empire, astonished the incredulous natives and has been the stuff of legend ever since. Michael Curtis Ford combines his expertise on fifth-century B.C. Greek warfare with explosive page-turning action to give us an epic novel of struggle and survival. Not since Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire has any book so vividly captured the glory, beauty, and savage bloodshed that was ancient Greece
La odisea de los diez mil by Michael Curtis Ford ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dağların ıssızlığında onbinler : tarihi roman by Michael Curtis Ford ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ē kathodos tōn Myriōn by Michael Curtis Ford ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in Greek, Modern and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.15 (from 0.15 for The ten th ... to 0.47 for Ē kathodo ...)
Alternative Names
Curtis Ford, Michael
Ford, Michael C.