Raised as a ward of pericles, later a protege of socrates, and compared to achilles by the adoring athenian masses, he was to become the key figure in the peloponnesian war the tumultuous 27year civil war between athens and sparta that would devastate greece in the last. I got a lot of complaining letters from readers expecting a ripsnorting followup to gates of. Grandson asks who he thinks is his most unforgettable character. Recounted by one polemides, a seasoned soldier accused of assassinating the great leader, tides of war is an epic, thrilling retelling of ancient, nearforgotten history. The structure of the book follows three broad plots. Aug 04, 2005 tides of war by steven pressfield bantam books, sept 2001. Tides of war a novel of the peloponnesi pressfield steven.
Tides of war by steven pressfield 97805538326 trade me. Normally its fun to trash a book as awful as this one, but tides of war is a very. I came to know everyone personally and felt their emotions and needs. His grandson asks who he thinks is the noblest of the greeks. Following on from gates of fire steven pressfield stuck with the ancient greece theme and wrote this book tides of war supposedly about alcibiades and the peloponessian war. Find books like tides of war from the worlds largest community of readers. A prodigal follower of socrates, he embodied both the best and the worst of the golden age of greece. Goodreads members who liked tides of war also liked.
Tides of war is a 2000 novel by steven pressfield, chronicling the peloponnesian war. Tides is about what happens to women once they are married which is the point at which most romantic novels end, and what happens to people from all walks of life in war, at home and on the battlefield. Alexander and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Polemides asover the same few days that socrates waits to drink the hemlockhe tells jason the story of the many. Narrated from death row by alcibiades bodyguard and assassin, a man whose own love and loathing for his former commander mirrors the mixed emotions felt by all athens, tides of war tells an epic saga of an extraordinary century, a war that changed history, and a complex leader who seduced a nation. The hero of tides of war is the reallife athenian general, lover, and allaround most notorious renegade of all time, alcibiades. Mermaids of hogwarts black lake by guardian images. Alexander london is an author of books for children and adults. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading tides of war. From underneath my characters stories other themes emerged as i wrote.
Steven pressfield tells the story of the heroes of war in ancient greece with considerable skill and a sense for the detail and ambiance of the time in his book tides of war. Alcibiades mercurial soldier and charismatic commander without peer on land and sea, a man whom fortune always favoured. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Free shipping get free shipping free 58 day shipping within the u. I very much liked steven pressfields earlier historical novel gates of fire, which told the thrilling story of the small band of spartans holding the pass at thermopylae against persian invaders in 480 b. Jason, a disciple of socrates, is asked to help defend polemides, infamous in athens as the man who assassinated alcibiades. Pressfields presentation of alcibiades is nothing short of magnificent. As a fighting commander on land and sea, alcibiades was never defeated. In addition to the dog tags and tides of war series, he writes the accidental adventures novels for young readers and books like one day the soldiers came. Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such see wikipedia. Apr 04, 2000 steven pressfield tells the story of the heroes of war in ancient greece with considerable skill and a sense for the detail and ambiance of the time in his book tides of war. A novel of alcibiades and the peloponnesian war is the subtitle and it is a very good description of the book. It is subtitled a novel of alcibiades and the peloponnesian war, but also follows the story of polemides, an athenian soldier.
Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. A novel of alcibiades and the peloponnesian war by. Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide. The rising tide, the steel wave, no less than victory ebook written by jeff shaara. Stella tillyard brought all the aspects of war into this book. Buy tides of war new ed by pressfield, steven isbn. Furthermore you dont care about alcibiades or polemides or the rest. Having read gates of fire i was hoping for more of the same epic battles similar to the movie 300. Tides of war book by steven pressfield thriftbooks. After reading this book, i can see just how unfair an assessment that is.
Like many concepts in the book world, series is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. The characters leap off the pages, especially polemides and alcibiades. War profoundly alters human relationships and outlooks. Spanning the 27 years of conflict, famine and plague that marked the peloponnesian war, polemides deathrow confession reveals the rise and fall of the. Jan 16, 2011 heres publishers weekly on tides of war. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read three novels of world war ii. Buy tides of war by steven pressfield online at alibris. The voice of polemides is ideal, for he relates this astounding, historically accurate tale with the hot, sweaty hackandstab awareness of an armored infantryman, the blood lust of a paid killer and the wisdom of a keen observer of complex and deadly greek politics.
And thats not to say that pressfields signature brand of ancient combat isnt encountered, it is. Tides of war by steven pressfield is a historical novel. The story is framed by grandfather jasons narration. Socrates shares the jail with polemides and enters the script as welljason. True, there are very interesting sidebars, such as the spartan critique of democracys strengths and weaknesses, chillingly apt even today, or socrates.
The rising tide, the steel wave, no less than victory. Want to know about the navys marine mammal program. Tides of war by steven pressfield tides of war by steven pressfield brilliant at war, a master of politics, and a charismatic lover, alcibiades was athens favorite son and the citys greatest general. Tides of war by steven pressfield is a historical novel set during the events of the peloponnesian war, a twentyseven year conflict between the great citystates of athens and sparta in ancient greece.
Indeed, polemides is arguably the central figure of the novel. This is by far the hardest book to read that ive written. Steven pressfield 0 1 tides of war tides of war bantam books new york toronto london sydney auckland 1 2 ste. Tides of war is a 2000 novel by steven pressfield, chronicling the peloponnesian war plot summary. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books youve read. Alexander london and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. The novel gives the reader a genuine sense of just how biggerthanlife a character he must have been to the athenians. Where the books differ is that gates of fire was the history of one specific event. The book i reccomend tides of war honor bound by nara kim. Tides of war by steven pressfield 97805538326 dymocks. Jason, a disciple of socrates, is asked to help defend polemides, infamous in. Dark news arrives in jainas beloved city, theramore.
Whether youve loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. Tides of war ever had the urge to feel like what the real fight is all about. Tides of war series librarything catalog your books online. The story is told by jason, who is defending both socrates and polemides, the man who is accused of murdering alcibiades.694 604 1667 193 335 7 825 1607 32 846 1052 1227 1576 1638 441 280 1261 384 230 432 820 551 1138 1457 1323 869 756 982 1458 576 1599 1110 974 782 708 1047 568 747