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Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae


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At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army.

Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history--one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale....

About the Author

Steven Pressfield is the author of The Legend of Bagger Vance, a mystical golf novel that was made into a film directed by Robert Redford, starring Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, and Will Smith; Tides of War; Last of the Amazons; and most recently, The Virtues of War, a novel about Alexander the Great. He makes his home in Malibu, California.

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Brandon Abel, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Brandon Abel)
Steven Pressfield's work is enriched by his devotion and commitment to combining thoroughness with artistic style and Gates of Fire is no exception. Find yourself fully immersed in the land and culture of ancient Greece as they face one of the greatest last stands known to the history of the human race. See how vision, determination, unity, life philosophy and hard hard work from all can empower a people to hold strong in the face of seemingly insurmountable adversity.
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beadmahn, October 30, 2008 (view all comments by beadmahn)
An excellent book! From the moment you begin, it captures you and catapults you along the road to "The Hot Gates"! I've read about Thermopylae since I was in my teens but no book has ever brought the battle, the culture, and the men and women involved alive so well! This is the one I buy for people who love to read! Pressfield's masterpiece!
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Pressfield, Steven
Bantam Books
New York :
Historical - General
Historical fiction
War stories
Thermopylae, Battle of, 480 B.C
Thermopylae, Battle of, Greece, 480 B.C
Literature-A to Z
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1st ed.
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6.92x4.34x1.08 in. .49 lbs.

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