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  • 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 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2006]

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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.
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Electronic reproduction. New York : Doubleday Publishing , 2006. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1304 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 324 KB).
Subject: Alexander, the Great, 356 B.C.-323 B.C. > Military leadership > Fiction.
Greece > History > Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C. > Fiction.
Macedonia > History, Military > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
War stories.
Electronic books.

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