By Steven Pressfield
The nationwide bestseller!
At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain move in northern Greece, the scary and well-liked Spartan infantrymen stood 300 robust. Theirs used to be a suicide project, to carry the go opposed to the invading hundreds of thousands of the amazing Persian army.
Day after bloody day they withstood the negative onslaught, purchasing time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born right into a cult of non secular braveness, actual patience, and unequalled conflict ability, the Spartans will be remembered for the best army stand in history--one that may no longer finish until eventually the rocks have been awash with blood, leaving just one gravely injured Spartan squire to inform the tale....
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By the time he was ten, it had climbed to fifty, and on through the years it rose each Christmas, until his eighteenth birthday, when his grandparents gave him a new car, a 1979 Plymouth Roadrunner. Junior had the opportunity to pick it out himself. He loved that marvellous car. Junior always noted disapproval on his parents’ faces when the older couple gifted their grandson. There was something else, too. Walt seemed jealous of the attention bestowed on his son. Over the years, during Christmas visits that barely lasted an hour, the adults never exchanged gifts or shared a meal.
I remember how your beautiful body moved beneath me, so in tune with mine. There will be no other woman for me. Ever. My contact with the raspy voice, who had called on me for years to go about the United States and Canada and do evil deeds for large amounts of money in payment, called me one last time. “Giorgio, we want you to come meet us in California. ” The phone clicked. God, I was fed up with hearing a receiver being hung up in my ear! In fact, I was fed up with the whole strikebreaking racket.
I also left a part of my guilt-ridden black soul and the heart that I hadn’t even known I owned. I kept in touch with Edgar Soames for the next five or six years. We’d talk on the telephone two or three times a year. He’d bring me up to date on the Newfoundland happenings. During one of those calls, he informed me that he’d married Emily. ” That was how he put it. I didn’t probe because I did not want to know. He called me at the beginning of summer, 1965. I happened to be home at the time – between jobs.
Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield