The Afghan Campaign

The Afghan Campaign

eBook - 2006
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BONUS: This eBook edition contains an excerpt from THE PROFESSION: A Thriller by Steven Pressfield. On sale June 2011.

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 . . .

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.
In a story that might have been ripped from today's combat dispatches, Steven Pressfield brings to life the confrontation between an invading Western army and fierce Eastern warriors determined at all costs to defend their homeland. Narrated by an 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. An edge-of-your-seat adventure, The Afghan Campaign once again demonstrates Pressfield's profound understanding of the hopes and desperation of men in battle and of the historical realities that continue to influence our world.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2006.
ISBN: 9780385520089
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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librarymovieguy Aug 14, 2013

Written in first person present tense, the pace here is unrelentless. Couldn't put it down the SECOND time I read it. One of the best war stories ever written.

May 19, 2010

Alexander the Great’s campaign in that region of the world, from the point of view of a cavalry soldier. The man knows his stuff, no doubt about it. Full of information, fast-paced at times, but also dark and gory. I enjoyed it, but you put it down with the yearning to take a long hot shower.
Maybe Pressfield tries a little too hard to weave parallels between Alexander’s troubles in Afghanistan and today’s difficulties in that region of the world, even inserting terms that seem better suited to modern military operations than ancient warfare. But eh, I wasn't there so for all I know Pressfield managed to capture just the right mood.

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