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Gates of Fire
Gates of Fire | Steven Pressfield
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Steven Pressfield's The Profession. 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....
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Ross
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Well researched, viscerally detailed. Not an aggrandizement of warmongering and misogyny, but an insight into the ideals and motivations of a group that drew on both masculine and feminine perspectives to function. This book heavily influenced 300 (GN/flick). Deeply personal point of view on an event so epic that it is still being discussed some 2500 years later. History rises from the ashes to grab you by the throat and shake the shit out of you.

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Amiable
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What I decided to buy at The Book Barn today:
"Gates of Fire"
"The Children's Crusade"
"The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams"

Anybody read any of these?

#bookhaul

Crazeedi I have not read these, look interesting! 12mo
Raemorales Gates of fire is great! I read it with my husband very cool. 12mo
Amiable @Raemorales I heard about it in the "What Should I Read Next?" podcast --it sounds really good! 12mo
SW-T There was a Book Barn in Forsyth, IL I used to shop at. Always had something interesting. 12mo
Amiable @SW-T I have a special fondness for used book stores. You never know what you're going to find, but it's always a treasure! 12mo
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crodriguez
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Great book! Enjoyed it very much.

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GatheringBooks
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#ReadingResolutions Day 10: This is as much #Olympics as I can possibly fathom - #ToTheDeath - I used to be obsessed with this show as it reminded me of Gates of Fire which I also enjoyed once upon my late twenties.

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AmandaL
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The oldest chose this for his 18th birthday tomorrow. Has anyone read it? I may be tempted to swipe it when he's done reading.

mjdowens No, but dammit I️ don‘t need anymore added to my TBR😂😂 2y
LeahBergen No, but it‘s sitting on my TBR! 2y
AmandaL @mjdowens 😂 @LeahBergen It's sitting on my TBR now too. 😁 2y
JazzFeathers I read it many years ago and really enjoyed it. A great historical novel, with a detailed historical setting that - although l've not an expert of that time periodo - felt authentic. A great story 2y
AmandaL @JazzFeathers I've heard that it's very detailed. I'm glad you liked it! 2y
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AlwaysBeReading
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Hard book to review. Writing 5 stars, pacing 3 stars, historical detail 4 stars, storyline 3.5, narrative device 4 stars, characters 3 stars, so I would give it 3.8 overall. The telling and history of the battle of Thermopylae feels more real than watching 300, and I kind of wished they had used this book as a script instead.

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