The virtues of war a novel of Alexander the Great by Steven Pressfield

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  • Alexander, -- the Great, -- 356-323 B.C. -- Fiction,
  • Kings and rulers -- Fiction,
  • Generals -- Fiction,
  • Historical fiction,
  • Greece -- History -- Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C. -- Fiction

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StatementSteven Pressfield.
GenreFiction
The Physical Object
Pagination348 p.
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23272922M
ISBN 100385500998
LC Control Number2004050038

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"The Virtues of War", written by Steven Pressfield Review by M. Vince Turner July After reading two of Pressfield's other works, "Gates of Fire" about the Battle of Thermopylae and "The Tides of War" about the Peloponnesian wars, I was compelled to read "The Virtues of War".

I enjoyed "Gates of Fire" and "The Tides of War" thoroughly/5(). The Virtues of War starts of fairly slowly, and is a bit disjoint as we hop from character to character, but relatively quickly it settles down and builds into a pretty good set of ground and space battles described in third person from the viewpoint of the various protagonists.

The main characters are reasonably competent and, even better, are /5(63). Coles, Bennett R. Virtues of War. The virtues of war book of War No. Promontory Press, If a Navy vet like Coles is going to write science fiction, it will most likely be military science fiction in which the tactics of naval warfare are adapted to an interstellar environment.

That said, this is a good example of the form/5(52). Virtues of War is what its title suggests, a treatise on the personality characteristics and decision making process of great warriors. It is, in the guise of narrative fiction, an instruction manual for leaders of troops, and is incredibly effective at what it does.4/5.

The Virtues of War, while not quite on par with Pressfield's magnum opus, Gates of Fire, is a fantastic novel. Pressfield has really found his strengths as a writer and put them to good use here.

As always, the research is impeccable, and where he departs from history he acknowledges it (something the self-deluded Dan Brown could learn to do).5/5(3). "Fantastic space war action, mixed with seemingly current day thoughts." - Destiny Falls "If you are someone who enjoys thrilling military action, fast-paced chaos or are a fan of military science fiction, then this is the book for you." - Geek Hard "High-energy, high-velocity, high-tech, throbbing with explosive action." - The Blood Shed/5(6).

The Long War, Book 2 By: Christian Cameron "The Virtues Of War" is a wonderful approach to the life of Alexander for those of us who neither wish to trudge through Plutarch nor be satisfied with the trivial and often silly films made about his life and conquests. Pressfield wisely presents this material as a diary of the Macedonian.

The Virtues of War will be compared to the summer blockbuster Troy and to Alexander, this month's Oliver Stone film with Colin Farrell in the title role.

But while Alexander's amazing accomplishments may echo those of the mythological heroes of the Iliad, the novel seems instead to synthesize the salient features of Braveheart and Patton. The Virtues of War is the perfect mix of fact and fiction to make a good book.

The author clearly did his research and uses accurate details to form a fascinating picture of life around BC. However, as he states in the introduction, he's also able to take liberties with the facts and put battles and speeches in the order which makes the best /5(10).

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