The Virtues of War A Novel of Alexander the Great Review ¶ 7
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The virtues of war But as much as he was feared by his enemies he was loved and revered by his friends his generals and the men who followed him into battle Often outnumbered never outfought Alexander conuered every enemy the world stood against him–but the one he never saw coming I am the living soul of the army As blood flows from the lion's heart to its limbs so courage flows from me to my countrymen A million mend stand in arms against us I will rout them by my will alone That line absolutely captures the feeling of Alexander in this novel Even though this work was not a good as Gates of Fire it is still and outstanding work Reading it alongside another authors rendition of Alexander this work breathes fire Pressfield has an absolute masculine energy that is enthralling I can't get enough of his writing I wish he would have taken on with this book and I do acknowledge that the Alexander that is portrayed may not be historically accurate in character but man he is epic He has some serious moments in this book that are so overpowering in scope The battles are beautiful and frightful all at the same time The descriptions are vivid and lively The pacing is perfect It is always a joy to read Pressfields work
Review The Virtues of War A Novel of Alexander the Great
Il the blood the terror and the tactics of his greatest battlefield victories Whether surviving his father’s brutal assassination presiding over a massacre or weeping at the death of a beloved comrade in arms Alexander never denies the hard realities of the code by which he lives Virtues of War is what its title suggests a treatise on the personality characteristics and decision making process of great warriors It is in the guise of narrative fiction an instruction manual for leaders of troops and is incredibly effective at what it does I only wish I had read it before assuming my first command Pressfield is a singular writer and this is on offer in his ability to make Alexander a historical figure so remote as to be deified a sympathetic character who resonates with the reader You may think it impossible to identify with the ruler of the entire western world and the greatest tactician in history but Pressfield enables you to pull it off so that Alexander's longing and loneliness becomes your own It makes the book at the same time mournful and triumphant and it is definitely worth your time
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I have always been a soldier I have known no other life So begins Alexander’s extraordinary confession on the eve of his greatest crisis of leadership By turns heroic and calculating compassionate and utterly merciless Alexander recounts with a warrior’s unflinching eye for deta A great book about an even greater warrior I thoroughly enjoyed reading this account of Alexander the Great Instantly it was 327 BC and I was standing alongside him in the most fierce battles—fast paced storytelling account of one of the most feared warriors King and most certainly legend Historically correct from what I can remember Wait where's my chariot?