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The Resource The virtues of war : a novel of Alexander the Great, Steven Pressfield, (electronic resource)

The virtues of war : a novel of Alexander the Great, Steven Pressfield, (electronic resource)

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The virtues of war : a novel of Alexander the Great
Title
The virtues of war
Title remainder
a novel of Alexander the Great
Statement of responsibility
Steven Pressfield
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alexander the Great (356 to 323 B.C.) ascended to the throne of Macedon at the age of twenty. He fought his greatest battles, including the conquest of the mighty Persian Empire, before he was twenty five and died at the age of thirty three, still undefeated by any enemy. His reputation as a supreme warrior and leader of men is unsurpassed in the annals of history. In the brilliantly imagined first person voice of Alexander the Great, acclaimed novelist Steven Pressfield brings to life his epic battles, his unerring command of his forces, and the passions and ambitions that drove him. A full blooded, multidimensional portrait, The Virtues of War captures Alexander's complex character. Alexander was a fearless commander who moved with such daring and speed that no army could withstand him; a driven leader whose ambitions knew no limits; and a man with boundless compassion for his troops, deep friendships with his generals, and profound respect for his enemies. Yet in the end, his noble qualities were subsumed by his insatiable lust for glory. No one writes about battles as brilliantly as Pressfield, and in The Virtues of War he vividly describes the seminal conflicts of Alexander's career, revealing the tactics behind them and capturing the blood, heat, and terror of the battlefield. He follows Alexander's forces as they faced and defeated armies that far outnumbered them; delivers a thrilling frontline report from Gaugamela, the scene of Alexander's greatest victory; and, in a memorable vignette, shows the great conqueror finally halted, not by an enemy but by the refusal of his worn out troops to march any farther. Epic in scope and magisterial in tone, The Virtues of War is sure to take its place among the classics of historical fiction
Summary
A historical novel chronicling the life of Alexander the Great follows the powerful leader from his rise to the throne of Macedon at the age of twenty, to his conquest of much of the known world, to his early death at the age of thirty-three
Storyline
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Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
128096
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel of Alexander the Great
Label
The virtues of war : a novel of Alexander the Great, Steven Pressfield, (electronic resource)
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http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BFF17104-B981-4284-92C0-79EC572563DC
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn276685794
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 348 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780553902006
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00149842
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
BFF17104-B981-4284-92C0-79EC572563DC
System control number
(OCoLC)276685794
Label
The virtues of war : a novel of Alexander the Great, Steven Pressfield, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BFF17104-B981-4284-92C0-79EC572563DC
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn276685794
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 348 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780553902006
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00149842
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
BFF17104-B981-4284-92C0-79EC572563DC
System control number
(OCoLC)276685794

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