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Gates Of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae Paperback – 1 Feb 2000

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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; New Ed edition (1 Feb. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553812165
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553812169
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 3.3 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 262 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Paperback. Pub Date: 2000 Pages: 525 Publisher: Bantam Acclaimed bestselling historical novel set in ancient Greece and culminating in the battle of Thermopylae.In 480 BC 200 Spartan warriors face the invading Persian Army a massive force reputed to number over one million men. Their orders are simple: delay the enemy for as long as possible while the main Greek armies mobilize. For six desperate days. the Spartans hold their position but in the final hours. their shields oken. their swords and spears shattered . they are overwhelmed. In the aftermath of this epic struggle a lone soldier is discovered. barely alive. and is ought to the King for interrogation. His name is Xeones: GATES OF FIRE is his extraordinary story where he paints a portrait of the Spartans . their way of life. of the men and the women who shaped our history books. An most extraordinary and utterly compe...



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