Most widely held works by Steven Pressfield
Killing Rommel : a novel by Steven Pressfield ( Book )
28 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,031 libraries worldwide
Written as the memoir of a British lieutenant, and based on real-life events, this historically and psychologically rich thriller perfectly captures the tension as a team of soldiers in Egypt during World War II attempt to assassinate German Field Marshall Rommel, the infamous "Desert Fox."
Gates of fire : an epic novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield ( Book )
26 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,919 libraries worldwide
A novel on Thermopylae, the 480 BC battle which went down in history as an example of heroism. For three days a small force of Greeks defended a narrow pass from a huge Persian army. Lots of detail on Spartan training and fighting techniques. Thousands of years ago, Herodotus and Plutarch immortalized Spartan society in their histories; but today, little is left of the ancient city or the social structure of this momentous culture. One of the few antiquarian marks of the civilization that has survived lies scores of miles away from Sparta, at a narrow Greek mountain pass called Thermopylae. It was there that three hundred of Sparta's finest warriors held back the invading millions of the Persian empire and valiantly gave their lives in the selfless service of democracy and freedom. A simple engraved stone marks their burial ground. Inspired by this stone and intrigued by the lore of Sparta, author Steven Pressfield has brilliantly combined scholarship with storytelling. Narrated by the sole survivor of the epic battle--a squire in the Spartan heavy infantry--Gates of Fire is a mesmerizing depiction of one man's indoctrination into the Spartan way of life and death, and of the legendary men and women who gave the culture an immortal gravity. Culminating in the electrifying and horrifying epic battle, Gates of Fire weaves history, mystery, and heartbreaking romance into a literary page-turner that brings the Homeric tradition into the twenty-first
Last of the Amazons by Steven Pressfield ( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,791 libraries worldwide
A fateful encounter between Theseus, king of Athens, and the tal Kyrte, a nation of proud female warriors, transforms the ancient world, when Antiope, warrior queen of the Amazons, falls in love with Thesus and flees with him.
Tides of war : a novel of Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War by Steven Pressfield ( Book )
30 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 1,512 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of the great Athenian warrior and general Alcibiades, from his great victories on behalf of Athens to his later alliances with Sparta and Persia and his role in the eventual downfall of Athens.
The virtues of war : a novel of Alexander the Great by Steven Pressfield ( Book )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,289 libraries worldwide
Alexander the Great (356 to 323 B.C.) ascended to the throne of Macedon at the age of twenty. He fought his greatest battles, including the conquest of the mighty Persian Empire, before he was twenty five and died at the age of thirty three, still undefeated by any enemy. His reputation as a supreme warrior and leader of men is unsurpassed in the annals of history. In the brilliantly imagined first person voice of Alexander the Great, acclaimed novelist Steven Pressfield brings to life his epic battles, his unerring command of his forces, and the passions and ambitions that drove him. A full blooded, multidimensional portrait, THE VIRTUES OF WAR captures Alexander's complex character. Alexander was a fearless commander who moved with such daring and speed that no army could withstand him; a driven leader whose ambitions knew no limits; and a man with boundless compassion for his troops, deep friendships with his generals, and profound respect for his enemies. Yet in the end, his noble qualities were subsumed by his insatiable lust for glory. No one writes about battles as brilliantly as Pressfield, and in THE VIRTUES OF WAR he vividly describes the seminal conflicts of Alexander's career, revealing the tactics behind them and capturing the blood, heat, and terror of the battlefield. He follows Alexander's forces as they faced and defeated armies that far outnumbered them; delivers a thrilling frontline report from Gaugamela, the scene of Alexander's greatest victory; and, in a memorable vignette, shows the great conqueror finally halted, not by an enemy but by the refusal of his worn out troops to march any farther. Epic in scope and magisterial in tone, THE VIRTUES OF WAR is sure to take its place among the classics of historical fiction.
The legend of Bagger Vance : golf and the game of life by Steven Pressfield ( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,138 libraries worldwide
Golf and the game of life. The protagonist is Rannulph Junah, Southern aristocrat and World War I hero. In a tournament in Savannah, he defeats two golf pros by following the teachings of his guru, Bagger Vance, a black mystic serving as his caddie. A metaphysical fable.
The Afghan campaign by Steven Pressfield ( Book )
28 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,053 libraries worldwide
In words that might have been ripped from today's combat dispatches, Pressfield, novelist of ancient warfare, returns with a recreation of Alexander the Great's invasion of the Afghan kingdoms in 330 B.C., a campaign that eerily foreshadows the tactics, terrors, and frustrations of contemporary conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Narrated by Matthias, a young infantryman in Alexander's army, this book explores the challenges, both military and moral, that Alexander and his soldiers face as they embark on a new type of war and are forced to adapt to the methods of a ruthless foe that employs terror and insurgent tactics, conceals itself among the civilian populace, and recruits women and boys as combatants.--From publisher description.
The legend of Bagger Vance : a novel of golf and the game of life by Steven Pressfield ( Book )
40 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 915 libraries worldwide
The protagonist of this metaphysical fable is Rannulph Junah, Southern aristocrat and World War I hero. In a tournament in Savannah, he defeats two golf pros by following the teachings of his guru, Bagger Vance, a black mystic serving as his caddie.
The profession : a thriller by Steven Pressfield ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 826 libraries worldwide
In a near-future world in which governments and corporations are forced to hire cutting-edge mercenary armies to protect their wealth, the globe's largest private military launches a campaign to take over the United States.
The war of art by Steven Pressfield ( Recording )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 692 libraries worldwide
Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that "resistance" is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it.
Blood stripes : the grunt's view of the war in Iraq by David J Danelo ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
Offers a behind-the-scenes look at the fight against the insurgency in Iraq, chronicling the experiences of young corporals and sergeants from infantry companies Bravo 1/5, Fox 2/4, Lima 3/7, and Kilo 3/4.
Above the law ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
A Chicago cop is on to something too big. Suspects collared in a recent drug raid are allowed to walk and he is asked to turn in his badge.
The war of art : break through the blocks and win your inner creative battles by Steven Pressfield ( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
The war of art : winning the inner creative battle by Steven Pressfield ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Describes the resistance that people develop to expressing their creativity and making other changes, and suggests strategies to overcome this force.
Gates of fire by Steven Pressfield ( Recording )
27 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Narrated by the sole survivor of the epic battle - a squire in the Spartan heavy infantry - Gates of Fire is a depiction of one man's indoctrination into the Spartan way of life and death, and of the legendary men and women who gave the culture an immortal gravity. Culminating in the electrifying and horrifying epic battle, Gates of Fire weaves history, mystery, and heartbreaking romance into a literary page-turner that brings the Homeric tradition into the twenty-first century.
Alexander : the virtues of war by Steven Pressfield ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Serbian and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Freejack ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Bounty hunters from the future raid the present to provide new bodies for the super rich in this science-fiction thriller. Race car driver Alex Furlong is snatched from his cockpit and hurled into the future. Dead and running for his life, he's a "freejack," a stranger in the strangest of lands, and a relentless "bonejacker" can collect millions by bringing Alex in.
Eagle in the snow : a novel of General Maximus and Rome's last stand by Wallace Breem ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Do the work! : overcome resistance and get out of your own way by Steven Pressfield ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
King Kong lives ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Ten years after falling from the World Trade Center twin towers and landing in a coma, King Kong is revived through the miracle of modern medicine with the help of fluids from his future mate, Lady Kong. Together they escape captivity and spend the film experiencing numerous adventures while trying to elude recapture.
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