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User Review  - ConnieJo - LibraryThing

Years ago, a man walked into my bookstore and ordered 20 copies of this book because he liked it so much he needed to give a copy to everyone he knew. A couple years ago, it came up again when a ... Read full review

Great historical fiction!

User Review  - Bella13 - Borders

I have read this book 3 times (as someone who rarely reads books a second time this is a phenomenal fact). I really loved the amount of research Pressfield did on Spartan society and the battle of ... Read full review

Great Book!

User Review  - hopwallop - Borders

This book is great. It combines historical accounts, creative writer artistry, and vivid detail of the battle through the eyes of a battle servant. The book does a great job of detailing the Spartan ... Read full review

Gates Of Fire

User Review  - lakelandpatti -

After seeing 300 I had to learn more of the Spartans and their King Leonides. This is a can not put down book with vocabulary that makes me keep the dictionary close. I am very impressed with this ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

On a memorial stone placed at the ancient battlefield of Thermopylae are the words, "Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here, obedient to their laws, we lie." Those simple words end and ... Read full review

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Not too bad. Having seen the movie 300 will give you an appreciation for this book and reading the book will give you a better understanding of the movie. It is written from the dying perspective of a Helot servant of the spartans captured during the battle. He gives a narratvie of Spartan life and philosphy to a historian of King Xerxes. Xerxes wishes to know more about Spartans and why they fight they way they do. Entertaining with excellent battle descriptions. 

Review: Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

User Review  - John Nevola - The Last Jump - Goodreads

Pressfield's Gates of Fire is one the best historical novels of ancient Greece and the Battle of Thermopylae ever written! Told through the eyes of the sole Spartan survivor (squire) of the battle to ... Read full review

Review: Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

User Review  - Zohar - - Goodreads

I like this book, the style is sharp, the story vivid, the history pretty accurate, and the moral dilemmas are still relevant in today's military units. I loved to read about the problems facing the ... Read full review

Gates of Fire

User Review  - bossgate -

The detail of Spartan everyday life is amazing. Pressman really brings the events of 2400 years ago alive. Read full review

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