The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield audiobook

The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great

By Steven Pressfield
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Random House Audio 9780553382051
12.03 Hours Unabridged
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I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. So begins Alexander’s extraordinary confession on the eve of his greatest crisis of leadership. By turns heroic and calculating, compassionate and utterly merciless, Alexander recounts with a warrior’s unflinching eye for detail the blood, the terror, and the tactics of his greatest battlefield victories. Whether surviving his father’s brutal assassination, presiding over a massacre, or weeping at the death of a beloved comrade-in-arms, Alexander never denies the hard realities of the code by which he lives: the virtues of war. But as much as he was feared by his enemies, he was loved and revered by his friends, his generals, and the men who followed him into battle. Often outnumbered, never outfought, Alexander conquered every enemy the world stood against him–but the one he never saw coming. . . .

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Summary

Summary

I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. So begins Alexander’s extraordinary confession on the eve of his greatest crisis of leadership. By turns heroic and calculating, compassionate and utterly merciless, Alexander recounts with a warrior’s unflinching eye for detail the blood, the terror, and the tactics of his greatest battlefield victories. Whether surviving his father’s brutal assassination, presiding over a massacre, or weeping at the death of a beloved comrade-in-arms, Alexander never denies the hard realities of the code by which he lives: the virtues of war. But as much as he was feared by his enemies, he was loved and revered by his friends, his generals, and the men who followed him into battle. Often outnumbered, never outfought, Alexander conquered every enemy the world stood against him–but the one he never saw coming. . . .

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Unabashedly brilliant, epic, intelligent, and moving. Kirkus Reviews
“Wonderfully imagined…stunningly graphic, intense, and extraordinary.” Nelson Demille
Gates of Fire lives up to its billing as an epic novel.…His Greeks and Persians come across as the real thing. San Francisco Chronicle
and for Gates of Fire:“Vivid and exciting, Pressfield gives the reader a perspective no ancient historian offers, a soldier’s–eye view…remarkable. The New York Times Book Review
“The story of Alexander the Great is perhaps the greatest tale of battle and glory in human history, and Steven Pressfield tells it in brilliant, thrilling fashion. I turned the pages so fast I didn’t realize how much I was learning.” Vince Flynn
“Simply superb…The Virtues of War is a battle book of camp and march, which Pressfield does better than anyone…Its expert pace, its vivid detail, its bone-crushing action, and its occasional piercing insights of sad eloquence make it an absolutely gripping read.” Seattle Times
“Esteemed historical novelist Pressfield crawls inside the brave heart of Alexander the Great in this chronicle of the king’s bloody and extraordinary accomplishments and boundless ambition.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Steven Pressfield

Author Bio: Steven Pressfield

Steven Pressfield is the author of the hugely successful novels Gates of Fire, Tides of War, and Last of the Amazons, among others. His debut novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance, was made into a major motion picture starring Matt Damon and Will Smith in 2000. He lives in California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 12.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English