Alexander; the Virtues of War

By: Pressfield, Steven

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light edge wear, slight soil bottom page edges ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright, solid book ; 1.42 x 9.13 x 6.3 Inches; 346 pages; "Presented as Alexander's confessions (and lessons) to his brother-in-law, Itanes, as the Macedonian commander and his increasingly reluctant armies try to figure out how to cross "this river of India" to engage in yet another battle, the novel tells of Alexander's father's last victory (the defeat of the Greeks at Chaeronea) before his assassination; of how, over his father's corpse, Alexander cements his plans for future campaigns; of his struggle with his "daimon," which would call him to glory; of his burning of Thebes; of his march east and his slaughter throughout Asia; of his murder of his friend Cleitus ("I felt his spine shear"). Alexander's voice swoops from high-minded rhetoric to earthy vernacular as he regales Itanes with bloody battle scenes and stories of horror and triumph."

Title: Alexander; the Virtues of War

Author Name: Pressfield, Steven

Categories: Historical,

Edition: 1st UK

Publisher: London, Doubleday: 2004

ISBN Number: 0385607709

ISBN Number 13: 9780385607704

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: 12630

Keywords: macedonia Greece