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Brilliant at war, a master of politics, and a charismatic lover, Alcibiades was Athens?s favorite son and the city?s greatest general.

A prodigal follower of Socrates, he embodied both the best and the worst of the Golden Age of Greece. A commander on both land and sea, he led his armies to victory after victory.

But like the heroes in a great Greek tragedy, he was a victim of his own pride, arrogance, excess, and ambition. Accused of crimes against the state, he was banished from his beloved Athens, only to take up arms in the service of his former enemies.

For nearly three decades, Greece burned with war and Alcibiades helped bring victories to both sides — and ended up trusted by neither.

Narrated from death row by Alcibiades?s bodyguard and assassin, a man whose own love and loathing for his former commander mirrors the mixed emotions felt by all Athens, Tides of War tells an epic saga of an extraordinary century, a war that changed history, and a complex leader who seduced a nation.

Review:

"On every page are color, splendor, sorrow, the unforgiving details of battle, daily life, and of the fighter's lot. Unabashedly brilliant, epic, intelligent, and moving." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Pressfield serves up not just hair-raising battle scenes....But many moments of valor and cowardice, lust and bawdy humor....Even more impressively, he delivers a nuanced portrait of ancient athens." Esquire

Review:

"Astounding, historically accurate tale....Pressfield is a master storyteller, especially adept in his graphic and embracing descriptions of the land and naval battles, political intrigues and colorful personalities, which come together in an intense and credible portrait of war-torn Greece." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Pressfield?s battlefield scenes rank with the most convincing ever written." USA Today

Review:

"Pressfield?s attention to historic detail is exquisite....This novel will remain with the reader long after the final chapter is finished." Library Journal

Review:

"Pressfield's historic fiction has the ability to captivate readers, letting them feel as if they have intimate knowledge of the times and people. This work is sure to expand his popularity and whet appetites for his next installment." Eric Robbins, Booklist

About the Author

Steven Pressfield is author of the international bestseller Gates of Fire, an epic novel of the battle of Thermopylae, and The Legend of Bagger Vance. He lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553381399
Author:
Pressfield, Steven
Publisher:
Bantam
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
War
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Statesmen
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;historical fiction;ancient greece;peloponnesian war;greece;alcibiades;sparta;historical;history;novel;athens;war;historical novel;greek;warfare;ancient history
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
August 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.15 x 6.1 x 1.21 in 1.2 lb

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Product details 448 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553381399 Reviews:
"Review" by , "On every page are color, splendor, sorrow, the unforgiving details of battle, daily life, and of the fighter's lot. Unabashedly brilliant, epic, intelligent, and moving."
"Review" by , "Pressfield serves up not just hair-raising battle scenes....But many moments of valor and cowardice, lust and bawdy humor....Even more impressively, he delivers a nuanced portrait of ancient athens."
"Review" by , "Astounding, historically accurate tale....Pressfield is a master storyteller, especially adept in his graphic and embracing descriptions of the land and naval battles, political intrigues and colorful personalities, which come together in an intense and credible portrait of war-torn Greece."
"Review" by , "Pressfield?s battlefield scenes rank with the most convincing ever written."
"Review" by , "Pressfield?s attention to historic detail is exquisite....This novel will remain with the reader long after the final chapter is finished."
"Review" by , "Pressfield's historic fiction has the ability to captivate readers, letting them feel as if they have intimate knowledge of the times and people. This work is sure to expand his popularity and whet appetites for his next installment."
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