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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407037981
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464

The Afghan Campaign




The bloody, brutal, brilliant new novel of men at war from the master of the genre.

Alexander the Great's campaign in the Afghan kingdoms began in the summer of 330BC. It lasted for three brutal years and proved the most bloody and ruthless he and his army ever fought...
Among the ranks of Macedonian infantry is Matthias. The youngest of three brothers, he is eager to prove himself, but as he joins the frontline, he comes to realise that warfare has changed. The Macedonians face a new kind of enemy, and must learn to fight a new kind of war. Experiencing fear, euphoria, horror and shame, Matthias and his comrades undergo a rite of passage as they, soldiers of a Western force whose code is secular and humanist, confront a proud Eastern warrior people who possess a fervent willingness to die for their cause. Just to survive, Alexander's men must shake off the trappings of ‘civilization’ and adopt the same unorthodox and barbaric tactics as their foe – but at what cost?
Set against the harsh, unrelenting Afghan landscape, this thrilling novel reveals a profound understanding of the hopes and fears of men in battle and has important things to say about the nature of wars past… and present.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407037981
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464

About the Author

Steven Pressfield

Steven Pressfield is a bestselling historical novelist whose books include the classic Gates of Fire, Tides of War, Alexander: Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign and Killing Rommell. He lives in California.
His website is www.stevenpressfield.com

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Praise for The Afghan Campaign

“An impressive scholar and gifted storyteller...the finest military writer alive”

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“No one writes better historical fiction than Steven Pressfield”

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“Pressfield's talent is awesome...The Afghan Campaign is an extraordinary work, an instant classic”

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