2,300 years ago an unbeaten army of the West invaded the homeland of a fierce Eastern tribal foe. This is one soldier’s story . . .The bestselling...more
2,300 years ago an unbeaten army of the West invaded the homeland of a fierce Eastern tribal foe. This is one soldier’s story . . .The bestselling novelist of ancient warfare returns with a riveting historical novel that re-creates Alexander the Great’s invasion of the Afghan kingdoms in 330 b.c.In a story that might have been ripped from today’s combat dispatches, Steven Pressfield brings to life the confrontation between an invading Western army and fierce Eastern warriors determined at all costs to defend their homeland. Narrated by an infantryman in Alexander’s army, The Afghan Campaign explores the challenges, both military and moral, that Alexander and his soldiers face as they embark on a new type of war and are forced to adapt to the methods of a ruthless foe that employs terror and insurgent tactics. An edge-of-your-seat adventure, The Afghan Campaign once again demonstrates Pressfield’s profound understanding of the hopes and desperation of men in battle and of the historical realities that continue to influence our world. less
How many empires have stumbled through Afghanistan? Pressfield's book follows a soldier in the army of Alexander of Macedon. How did the Greeks get out of Kabul? Alexander married an Afghan princess. Too bad GWB is already married.
God! If half true, the Macedonians were the toughest soldiers to ever walk the face of this earth. The Afghans too. Maybe a good lesson to apply to the present. Well written book. Easy and fast to read.
also a great read it is interesting to read a story from the perspective of an invading army that feels no need to justify its taking over of another peoples territory a story of intertwined moral and military matters a riveting read