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Gates of Fire An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae (Hardcover)

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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0385492510
ISBN-13: 9780385492515
Sku: 31002955
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 1.5T
Pages:  386
Age Range:  NA
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Thousands of years ago, Herodotus and Plutarch immortalized Spartan society in their histories; but today, little is left of the ancient city or the social structure of this momentous culture. One of the few antiquarian marks of the civilization that has survived lies scores of miles away from Sparta, at a narrow Greek mountain pass called Thermopylae.

It was there that three hundred of Sparta's finest warriors held back the invading millions of the Persian empire and valiantly gave their lives in the selfless service of democracy and freedom. A simple engraved stone marks their burial ground.

Inspired by this stone and intrigued by the lore of Sparta, author Steven Pressfield has brilliantly combined scholarship with storytelling. Narrated by the sole survivor of the epic battle--a squire in the Spartan heavy infantry--Gates of Fire is a mesmerizing depiction of one man's indoctrination into the Spartan way of life and death, and of the legendary men and women who gave the culture an immortal gravity.

Culminating in the electrifying and horrifying epic battle, Gates of Fire weaves history, mystery, and heartbreaking romance into a literary page-turner that brings the Homeric tradition into the twenty-first century.

About the Author:
Steven Pressfield is the author of The Legend of Bagger Vance, a mystical golf novel currently under option with Robert Redford and Jake Eberts (Dances with Wolves, Driving Miss Daisy) for feature film adaptation. He makes his home in Malibu, California.

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Times Literary Supplement
"...GATES OF FIRE could not be mistaken for fine literature, but it has other qualities....As a narrator, above all, the author is highly skilful." - James Davidson 02/19/1999

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0386
Product attributePublisher:   Doubleday Books
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