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Old 09-15-2004, 17:38   #1
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"Gates of Fire" by Steven Pressfield

I am almost done with this book. It is a very entertaining book about the 300 Spartans and a few thousand Allies last stand against 250,000 Persians at the choke point called Themopylae(Hot Gates)in 480BC. It's fiction, but very well written. It captures the "Warrior Ethic" very well. I highly recommend it. The language can be crude in a "one of the boys" sense.



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Old 09-15-2004, 19:18   #2
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Second Donglock on this one. Read Gates of Fire some years ago and was educated, entertained and plain pleased. Really a must read if Molon Labe is in your vocabulary.
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Old 09-16-2004, 09:40   #3
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That was a badass book. Very well researched. The Tides of War was also good, albeit less action oriented but more of a big picture kind.
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Old 09-17-2004, 20:14   #4
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I keep waiting for a movie based on Thermopylae. I heard Michael Mann was looking at it once (or maybe planning a movie based on Millers "The 300"). Anyone see the "Decisive Battles" based on this battle? Pretty good, they even interviewed Pressfield.
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Old 09-17-2004, 21:05   #5
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Yep. it was pretty good. A "Gates of Fire" movie would be awesome. Pretty gory though. I woundn't mind a two day TV movie.
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