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The Afghan campaign

Author: Steven Pressfield
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
History Fiction
Named Person: Alexander, the Great; Alexander, the Great
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Pressfield
ISBN: 038551641X 9780385516419
OCLC Number: 62741487
Performer(s): Read by James Langton.
Description: 351 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Steven Pressfield.
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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.

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