The Afghan Campaign: A novel

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Crown/Archetype, Jul 18, 2006 - Fiction - 368 pages
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BONUS: This eBook edition contains an excerpt from THE PROFESSION: A Thriller by Steven Pressfield. On sale June 2011.

2,300 years ago an unbeaten army of the West invaded the homeland of a fierce Eastern tribal foe. This is one soldier’s story . . .

The bestselling novelist of ancient warfare returns with a riveting historical novel that re-creates Alexander the Great’s invasion of the Afghan kingdoms in 330 b.c.
In a story that might have been ripped from today’s combat dispatches, Steven Pressfield brings to life the confrontation between an invading Western army and fierce Eastern warriors determined at all costs to defend their homeland. Narrated by an infantryman in Alexander’s army, The Afghan Campaign 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. An edge-of-your-seat adventure, The Afghan Campaign once again demonstrates Pressfield’s profound understanding of the hopes and desperation of men in battle and of the historical realities that continue to influence our world.

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User Review  - joeydag - LibraryThing

How would one try to explain what it would be like to be a warrior for Alexander when he campaigned in Asia? This novel tries to look at ancient history from a young man's point of view but it felt too tricky to me. Read full review

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User Review  - bdtrump - LibraryThing

I was a bit disappointed of this work based upon the author's reputation. Pressfield does offer an incredibly rich portrayal of the setting of ancient Sogdia, Bactria, and other Afghan territories in ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

steven pressfield is the author of the historical novels Gates of Fire, The Virtues of War, Tides of War, and Last of the Amazons. He lives in Los Angeles.

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