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The Ten Thousand: A Novel of Ancient Greece (original 2001; edition 2002)
The Ten Thousand: A Novel of Ancient Greece by Michael Curtis Ford (2001)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312980329, Mass Market Paperback)
In 401 B.C., a thundering army of mercenaries, camp followers, dreamers, and glory seekers set off to help a rebellious foreign general named Cyrus. In the months that followed, ten thousand men--trained and hardened in three decades of war in Greece--would engage in pitched battles, witness untold horrors, and begin a desperate march across he desert, over raging rivers, and into the jaws of hell itself. By the time it was over, some would be alive, others dead, and one among them would emerge and the greatest hero of all...
In a novel of high adventure and riveting historical drama, Michael Curtis Ford brings to life an amazing true story from Greek antiquity--Xenophon's march of the ten Thousand. A tale of war and peace, of loyalties and betrayals, and of a soldier's love for a mysterious and dangerous woman, The Ten Thousand captures the eternal spirit of courage--in the face of impossible odds.
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In Ancient Greece, an army of mercenaries, camp followers, dreamers, and glory seekers sets off to help a rebellious foreign general. In the months that follow, these men--trained and hardened in 30 years of war in Greece--engage in pitched battles, witness untold horrors, and begin Xenophon's march of the Ten Thousand across the desert, over rivers, and into the jaws of hell itself. Martin's Press.
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