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The Afghan Campaign: Pressfield, Steven

The Afghan Campaign

Pressfield, Steven

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ISBN 10: 038551641X / ISBN 13: 9780385516419
Edité par Doubleday, New York, 2006
Etat : Near Fine Couverture souple
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New York: Doubleday. 2006. F First Edition. S Paperback. Near Fine. Slight rubbing to wrappers (chiefly to edges); else a near fine copy internally. [12], 354, [2] pages. Historical novel, based on Alexander the Great's campaigns (in the present-day regions of Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan), with the author's historical note and a glossary of slang (latter at rear). Introductory publisher's letter by Charles Conrad on first preliminary leaf; "First Edition" and number line from 1 to 2 on title page verso. Boldly signed and inscribed by Pressfield in black marker on title page: "For Philip Fold, Master of hype . [original ellipsis] Thanks! Semper Fi, Steve Pressfield". Signed & Inscribed By Author. N° de réf. du libraire L071746

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Titre : The Afghan Campaign

Éditeur : Doubleday, New York

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : S Paperback

Illustrateur : 1 b/w Illustration (title page); b/w Decorations (including headpieces)

Etat du livre :Near Fine

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : F First Edition.

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In words that might have been ripped from today’s combat dispatches, Steven Pressfield, 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., a campaign that eerily foreshadows the tactics, terrors, and frustrations of contemporary conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Narrated by Matthias, a young 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, conceals itself among the civilian populace, and recruits women and boys as combatants. Matthias joins Alexander’s army after it has conquered the Persian empire and is advancing east into Afghanistan on its way to the riches of India. Part of a unit that includes recruits his own age as well as veterans, Matthias chronicles his rapid coming-of-age as a soldier as he enacts Alexander’s scorch-and-burn strategies, experiences the joys and sorrows of a romance with an Afghan girl, and faces the barbarism of the Afghans, his fellow soldiers, and ultimately himself. As Matthias relates the brutal day-to-day encounters between the two sides, he exposes the human cost borne by a company of men whose code is humanist and secular when they seek to impose their will on a people of deep religiosity, insularity, unbending pride, and a passionate readiness to die for their cause.

An edge-of-your-seat adventure that brings to life the confrontation between an invading Western army and fierce Eastern warriors determined at all costs to defend their homeland, The Afghan Campaign once again demonstrates Steven Pressfield’s profound understanding of the hopes and desperation of men in battle and of the historical realities that continue to influence our world.

About the Author:

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, California.

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