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Tides of War by Steven Pressfield
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Accurate, textured historical fiction that just failed to do it for me


Before I get started let me say that I liked The Legend of Bagger Vance absolutely loved Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae . Pressfield is a master of Greek battle scenes, especially from the point of view of the grunt footsoldier in the middle of their deadly scrums.

Pressfield's mastery of battlefield scenes happily continues in Tides of War: A Novel of Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War,/i>. His descriptions of the Athenian campaign against Syracuse was as good as anything in Gates of Fire.

But, in between there was so much speech-making, reminiscing and quotes from Greek literature that I felt like I was having to slog through..

Read more at: http://dwdsreviews.blogspot.com/2011/...
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