WorldCat Identities

Ford, Michael Curtis

Works: 5 works in 47 publications in 4 languages and 2,683 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3606.O74, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Curtis Ford
Gods and legions : a novel of the Roman Empire by Michael Curtis Ford( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a novel exploring the fascinating life and times of fourth-century Emperor Julian of the Western Empire
The ten thousand : a novel of ancient Greece by Michael Curtis Ford( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 815 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
The last king : Rome's greatest enemy by Michael Curtis Ford( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Sea RegionIsabella d'Este, daughter of the Duke of Ferrara, born into privilege and the political and artistic turbulence of Renaissance Italy, is a stunning black-eyed blonde and a precocious lover and collector of art. Worldly and ambitious, she has never envied her less attractive sister, the spirited but nai;ve Beatrice, until, by a quirk of fate, Beatrice is betrothed to the future Duke of Milan. Although he is more than twice their age, openly lives with his mistress, and is reputedly trying to eliminate the current duke by nefarious means, Ludovico Sforza is Isabella's match in intellect and passion for all things of beauty. Only he would allow her to fulfill her destiny: to reign over one of the world's most powerful and enlightened realms and be immortalized in oil by the genius Leonardo da Vinci. Though Isabella weds the Marquis of Mantua, a man she has loved since childhood, Beatrice's fortunes rise effortlessly through her marriage to Ludovico. The two sisters compete for supremacy in the illustrious courts of Europe, and Isabella vows that she will not rest until she wrestles back her true fate and plays temptress to the sensuous Ludovico and muse to the great Leonardo. But when Ludovico's grand plan to control Europe begins to crumble, immortality through art becomes a luxury, and the two sisters must choose between familial loyalty and survival in the treacherous political climate
The sword of Attila : a novel of the last years of Rome by Michael Curtis Ford( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale inspired by a key battle in the history of Europe pits the fiercely passionate Attila the Hun against Count Flavious Aetius, the Roman Supreme General of the Armies of the Western Empire
El último rey by Michael Curtis Ford( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.18 (from 0.15 for The last k ... to 0.61 for El último ...)

Gods and legions : a novel of the Roman Empire
Alternative Names
Curtis Ford, Michael

Ford, Michael C.

مایکل کورتیس فورد

The ten thousand : a novel of ancient GreeceThe last king : Rome's greatest enemyThe sword of Attila : a novel of the last years of Rome