The Afghan campaign [electronic resource] / Steven Pressfield.
- ISBN: 9780385520089 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
- ISBN: 0385520085 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
- ISBN: 9780385520089 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
- ISBN: 0385520085 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
- Physical Description: 354 p. ; 25 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2006.
|Summary, etc.:|| In words that might have been ripped from today's combat dispatches, Pressfield, novelist of ancient warfare, returns with a recreation of Alexander the Great's invasion of the Afghan kingdoms in 330 B.C., a campaign that eerily foreshadows the tactics, terrors, and frustrations of contemporary conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. 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 ... Matthias, a young infantryman in Alexander's army, this book 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, conceals itself among the civilian populace, and recruits women and boys as combatants.
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Doubleday Publishing , 2006. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1304 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 324 KB).
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