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Thermopylae : The Battle for the West
by Ernle Bradford


Overview - The three-day battle for the pass at the "Hot Gates" of Thermopylae was a critical contest in the Persian king Xerxes's massive invasion of Greece. The bloody stand made there by Leonides and his small Spartan army in 480 BC has since become the very emblem of patriotism, courage and sacrifice.' This great story found a great storyteller in Ernie Bradford when it was first published in 1980.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The three-day battle for the pass at the "Hot Gates" of Thermopylae was a critical contest in the Persian king Xerxes's massive invasion of Greece. The bloody stand made there by Leonides and his small Spartan army in 480 BC has since become the very emblem of patriotism, courage and sacrifice.' This great story found a great storyteller in Ernie Bradford when it was first published in 1980. In covering a range of subjects and approaches to this period of Greek history, Bradford looks at the background to each side, the Persians, Athenians and the Spartans that were to prove crucial in repelling the Persian advance. Tactics, strategy and decision-making are part of this review of the events of Thermopylae which culminated in the battle of Plataea in 479 which signalled the end of the Greek achievements.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780306813603
  • ISBN-10: 0306813602
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publish Date: March 2004
  • Page Count: 255
  • Dimensions: 8.96 x 6 x 0.73 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.66 pounds


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