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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The Afghan Campaign

User Review  - thill - Borders

This book was amazing! It's so vivid! From start to finish you get such an amazing account of how Matthais goes from wide eyes Macedonian youth to hardened warrior. One of the reviews in the book ... Read full review

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User Review  - JDsmith - Borders

My knowledge on Alexander's campaign is spotty at best, this piece did not clear up any questions i had prior to reading it, nor does it have any business in trying to clear them up. I have not read ... 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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