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characters ¼ The Virtues of War A Novel of Alexander the Great ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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 deta A great book about an even greater warrior I thoroughly enjoyed reading this account of Alexander the Great Instantly it was 327 BC and I was standing alongside him in the most fierce battles fast paced storytelling account of one of the most feared warriors King and most certainly legend Historically correct from what I can remember Wait where s my chariot Handmade: Creative Focus in the Age of Distraction it was 327 BC and I was standing alongside him La ciutat secreta del Toubkal (Gran angular) in the most fierce battles fast paced storytelling account of one of the most feared warriors King and most certainly legend Historically correct from what I can remember Wait where s my chariot

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characters ¼ The Virtues of War A Novel of Alexander the Great ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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 conuered every enemy the world stood against him–but the one he never saw coming I am the living soul of the army As blood flows from the lion s heart to its limbs so courage flows from me to my countrymen A million mend stand in arms against us I will rout them by my will alone That line absolutely captures the feeling of Alexander in this novel Even though this work was not a good as Gates of Fire it is still and outstanding work Reading it alongside another authors rendition of Alexander this work breathes fire Pressfield has an absolute masculine energy that is enthralling I can t get enough of his writing I wish he would have taken on with this book and I do acknowledge that the Alexander that is portrayed may not be historically accurate in character but man he is epic He has some serious moments in this book that are so overpowering in scope The battles are beautiful and frightful all at the same time The descriptions are vivid and lively The pacing is perfect It is always a joy to read Pressfields work The Secret Treasons into battle Often outnumbered never outfought Alexander conuered every enemy the world stood against him–but the one he never saw coming I am the living soul of the army As blood flows from the lion s heart to Le Malade imaginaire its limbs so courage flows from me to my countrymen A million mend stand The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life And Death in arms against us I will rout them by my will alone That line absolutely captures the feeling of Alexander ¡Arde Troya Las aventuras de Ogú Mampato y Rena #20 in this novel Even though this work was not a good as Gates of Fire Doctor y campeón it La corruptrice is still and outstanding work Reading Sweet for Her Sweet Curves #3 it alongside another authors rendition of Alexander this work breathes fire Pressfield has an absolute masculine energy that The Purpose Guided Universe is enthralling I can t get enough of his writing I wish he would have taken on with this book and I do acknowledge that the Alexander that The Abel Cole Veg Box Companion is portrayed may not be historically accurate The Academy in character but man he Full Dark No Stars is epic He has some serious moments If Only Once The Martelli Brothers #2 in this book that are so overpowering 1000 sitios ue ver en España al menos una vez en la vida in scope The battles are beautiful and frightful all at the same time The descriptions are vivid and lively The pacing La ética de la crueldad is perfect It 3052 is always a joy to read Pressfields work

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characters ¼ The Virtues of War A Novel of Alexander the Great ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Il 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 I actually liked this one than I thought I would I started reading it coming off the back of having read Mary Renault s excellent Alexander trilogy not long before which for me is the definitive Alexander fiction and I went into this book feeling dubious as to whether it could compare It couldn t but it wasn t all that bad I certainly enjoyed it than I did Steven Pressfield s Last of the s which was confusing anachronistic and had huge plotholes The voice of Alexander is the crucial factor in any novel tackling this historic person presenting the author with the challenge of trying to capture his uixotic charisma unusual intelligence and powerful emotions To my surprise Pressfield actually does a reasonable job here sort of Let me explain Other reviewers have praised the strength of descriptions of war in this book and they re dead on The entire book reads like a series of anecdotes about battle war and the lessons Alexander has learned about being a commander And it s written well The battle scenes are clearly described if at times occasionally heavy on technical detail and the anecdotes and snippets of wisdom are easily readable and page turning Alexander s words of wisdom feel true to the historical figure s intelligence and battle experience so his voice did feel plausible hereHowever that s all we get The novel is very narrowly focused on just this one aspect on the seuence of just one particular sort of event I felt like Alexander the general was here but Alexander the ruler the dreamer the man was oddly absent His charisma personal dynamism and human challenges felt like they were missing I went through it at a good pace enjoying the story thinking it was uite well written but also missing those aspects that had been omitted For me the book didn t capture the essence of Alexander it just captured one strand in the essence of Alexander Good but it s not going to supplant Mary Renault s trilogy any time soon6 out of 10

  • Paperback
  • 368
  • The Virtues of War A Novel of Alexander the Great
  • Steven Pressfield
  • English
  • 13 December 2019
  • 9780553382051