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5.0 out of 5 stars
Masterpiece, 5 Feb. 2006
I've read lots of historical novels and this is by far the best. It is not exaggeration to say that as an essay or study in politics and war it ranks, in terms of profundity and scope, with anything Shakespeare wrote. Of course the usual Pressfield consummate mastery of combat and action scenes is an additional bonus. This is a book to treasure.