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Gates of fire : an epic novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

Author: Steven Pressfield
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bantam Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : Bantam trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War stories
Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Pressfield
ISBN: 055338368X 9780553383683
OCLC Number: 62215156
Description: 386 p. : map ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Steven Pressfield.

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At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history -- one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale. In Gates of Fire, Steven Pressfield portrays the boldest & bloodiest battle fought by the legendary Spartan Army against the Persian Empire. The national bestseller!

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