Gates Of Fire - Steven Pressfield
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Gates Of Fire

By Steven Pressfield

  • Release Date: 2010-02-23
  • Genre: Histoire

Description

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Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by,
That here, obedient to their laws, we lie.
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Nearly 2,500 years ago, in 480BC, at a bleak pass in a far-flung corner of eastern Greece, three hundred Spartan warriors faced the army of Xerxes of Persia, a massive force rumoured to be over a million strong.

Their orders were simple: to delay the enemy for as long as possible while the main Greek armies mobilized.

For six days the Spartans held the invaders at bay. In the final hours - their shields broken, swords and spears shattered - they fought with their bare hands before being overwhelmed.

It was battle that would become synonymous with extraordinary courage, heroism and self-sacrifice: it was Thermopylae.
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In Gates of Fire, Steven Pressfield tells the epic story of those legendary Spartans: the men and women who helped shaped our history and have themselves become as immortal as their gods.