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The Virtues of War by Steven Pressfield
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Sep 18, 11

bookshelves: fiction
Read from September 13 to 18, 2011

Another good book from Steven Pressfield. Not quite as awesome as his Gates of Fire, but it was still a interesting and exciting book to read. It chronicles the life of Alexander from the period when he was a young soldier fighting in his father's army through the campaigns he waged to bring down the Persian empire.

The story is told by Alexander himself and through it the life of that time is described in interesting detail. Macedonian combat tactics, cultural differences between the Greeks and the various sections of the Persian empire, and mostly the life of a soldier during that era are some of the subjects that Alexander discusses.

This story was well done.

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