The internationally bestselling author of "Gates of Fire" returns with a stunning novel of the Peloponnesian War and Alcibiades, the man whose heroics and passions fueled the epic struggle. Narrated by the conqueror's trusted bodyguard and hired assassin in a mesmerizing death-row confession, "Tides of War" is historical fiction at its finest--a ...
The internationally bestselling author of "Gates of Fire" returns with a stunning novel of the Peloponnesian War and Alcibiades, the man whose heroics and passions fueled the epic struggle. Narrated by the conqueror's trusted bodyguard and hired assassin in a mesmerizing death-row confession, "Tides of War" is historical fiction at its finest--a full-bodied, flesh-and-blood retelling of one of history's pivotal conflicts.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Almost fine, tight copy, clean on inside, slight shelf wear to cover and DJ. Sewn binding, paper over boards, 428 pgs., glossary, maps on end pages. Audience: General/trade.
Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author(s) 0385492529 First Print. Signed by the author on the title page. NOT inscribed, clipped or otherwise marked. Dust jacket in protective cover and shipped in a box. Complete # line 10987654321.
Fine in fine dust jacket. 2000. Hardback. Fine. First Edition. First Print. From the author of The Legend of Bagger Vance and the Gates of Fire. Signature only by author on the title page. Dust jacket is protected with a Mylar cover. This is a work of historical fiction. Dust jacket is protected with a Mylar cover. Books are packed and shipped in boxes.
Publishers Weekly, 2000-03-13 After Pressfield's stunning 1998 best-seller, Gates of Fire, which documented the Spartans' heroic last stand at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C., comes this follow-up epic novel of the Peloponnesian War, as Athens and Sparta slug it out for Greek hegemony during the Hellenic Age. Once again, Pressfield's narrator is a condemned man, in this instance the Athenian soldier and assassin Polemides, who is awaiting execution for treason. Spanning the 27 years of conflict, famine and plague that marked the Peloponnesian War, Polemides' death-row confession reveals the rise and fall of the powerful and mercurial Alcibiades, a brilliant general and shrewd politician, whose ego and ambition were as threatening to his jealous friends and allies as to his enemies. As his formerly trusted bodyguard, Polemides shows Alcibiades battling his enemies in his relentless pursuit of glory and power, only to die in exile at the hand of a familiar assassin. Despite his bloody victories on land and sea, Alcibiades changes sides too often to ensure his long-lasting legacy, and though over time he fights for the Athenians, Spartans, Persians and Thracians, he eventually discovers that he is an outcast and perceived as a danger to all of them. The voice of Polemides is ideal, for he relates this astounding, historically accurate tale with the hot, sweaty hack-and-stab awareness of an armored infantryman, the blood lust of a paid killer and the wisdom of a keen observer of complex and deadly Greek politics. Pressfield is a masterful 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 ancient Greece. (Apr.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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