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    DescriptionThe national bestseller! At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history--one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale....


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    Title
    Gates of Fire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steven Pressfield
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 109 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780553580532
    ISBN 10: 0553580531
    Classifications

    DC21: 813.54
    BIC E4L: HOR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.4
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FK
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WEUROP, CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC032000, FIC014000
    Thema V1.0: FK
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam USA
    Publication date
    01 October 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Steven Pressfield is the author of The Legend of Bagger Vance. a mystical golf novel currently under option with Robert Redford and Jake Eberts ("Dances with Wolves, Driving Miss Daisy") for feature film adaptation. He makes his home in Malibu, California.
    Review quote
    "Steven Pressfield brings the battle of Thermopylae to brilliant life, and he does for that war what Charles Frazier did for the Civil War in Cold Mountain." --Pat Conroy "Gripping and swashbuckling...an exciting, romantic, star-crossed story." --"The New York Times" "An incredibly gripping, moving, and literate work of art. Rarely does an author manage to re-create a moment in history with such mastery, authority, and psychological insight." --Nelson DeMille "A novel that is intricate and arresting and, once begun, almost impossible to put down." --"Daily News" "A timeless epic of man and war...Pressfield has created a new classic deserving of a place beside the very best of the old." --Stephen Coonts
    Back cover copy
    At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history -- one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale....
    Flap copy
    The national bestseller! At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army. Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history--one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale....