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The Afghan Campaign: A Novel Hardcover – July 18, 2006
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Praise for Steven Pressfield
The Afghan Campaign
“History is the great teacher, and no one writes better historical fiction than Steven Pressfield. The Afghan war that was waged by Alexander the Great over 2,000 years ago is eerily similar to the one that is being fought today. This book should be required reading for anyone who wants to better understand what American and coalition forces are up against in one of history's most tribal and troubled regions.” —Vince Flynn
“An impressive scholar and gifted storyteller, Steven Pressfield is the finest military writer alive, bar none. I cannot recommend him too highly.” —Stephen Coonts
“Masterful and thrilling—an insightful and timely look back at a region and its warring tribes . . . with clear connections to the present day.” —W.E.B. Griffin
The Virtues of War
“Its expert pace, its vivid detail, its bone-crushing action, and its occasional piercing insights of sad eloquence make it an absolutely gripping read.” —Seattle Times
The Last of the Amazons
“Pressfield serves up not just hair-raising battle scenes . . . but many moments of valor and cowardice, lust and bawdy humor.” —Esquire
Tides of War
“Pressfield’s battlefield scenes rank with the most convincing ever written—you can almost feel the slash of sword on skin and sense the shattering mix of panic, bravery, blood lust and despair.” —USA Today
Gates of Fire
“Vivid and exciting . . . Pressfield gives the reader a perspective no ancient historian offers, a soldier’s-eye view . . . remarkable.” —New York Times Book Review
About the Author
steven pressfield is the author of the historical novels Gates of Fire, The Virtues of War, Tides of War, and Last of the Amazons. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Top customer reviews
One quote from a soldier states the Afgans haven't changed in 1000 years! That campaign was 2300 years ago so do the math! From a few conversations with USMC vets it sounds like nothing really has changed. Mules are still more valuable than women.
This was one book I hated to finish. I kept wanting to read more.
And the book is not didactic. This is not a political novel but a revenge tale. Well told in sparse style. Pressfield seems to be getting more "laconic" with each book he writes.
I rate this book a strong buy if you like Pressfield, or historical fiction, or tales of war, revenge, or the cutting edges of "cultural diversity."
narrative has immediacy, authenticity