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The Afghan Campaign

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  • The Afghan Campaign (Doubleday Books) – Hardcover (2006)
    by Steven Pressfield

    The Afghan Campaign

    Hardcover, Doubleday Books
    2006
    English
    354 pages

    ISBN: 038551641X
    ISBN-13: 9780385516419

    In words that might have been ripped from today's combat dispatches, Steven Pressfield, 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., a campaign that eerily foreshadows the tactics, terrors, and frustrations of contemporary conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Narrated by Matthias, a young infantryman in Alexander's army, "The Afghan Campaign "explores the challenges, both military and moral, that ... Show more

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Reviews of The Afghan Campaign

Overall customer rating: 4.000
Wynant R

A Great Read

by Wynant R on Sep 16, 2012

This was a very interesting perspective of Alexander the Greats Afgan campaign. It is a great book and I would highly recommend it

Miner

pretty good, but not a classic

by Miner on Jun 21, 2007

As a comparison to the modern military campaign in Asia, the book provides an ominous cautionary tale. It's a decent story and introduces some interesting topics - what happens to men away and family at home during a long campaign, changing loyalties and views of leadership as the original Corps changes, a woman's place in the world, distorted sense of honor, etc. But as a gripping story it doesn't come through. Characters are okay, plot is fine, some segments make you feel the dust of the trail, but overall, it's just not as powerful a story as Pressfield is capable of. Admittedly, this is a very high standard - I think Gates of Fire is one of the best books I've ever read - and I realize it would be very hard for The Afghan Campaign to live up to that high standard, but I think it falls shorter than it should. Afghan Campaign is worth reading, but maybe not re-reading.

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