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L'armata perduta by Valerio M. Manfredi

L'armata perduta (edition 2007)

by Valerio M. Manfredi

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Title:L'armata perduta
Authors:Valerio M. Manfredi
Info:Mondadori (2007), Hardcover
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The Lost Army by Valerio Massimo Manfredi



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Sensacional recorrido lleno de adrenalina por la travesía recorrida para volver a casa del llamado ejército de "Los diez mil" Un relato dinámico lleno de poderosas imágenes y sumamente entretenido. De esos que una vez comenzados se devoran. ( )
  pabela | Oct 24, 2011 |
From the perspective of a military historical fiction, a retelling of a Greek classic, this story is very satisfying. From the author's notes, the Anabasis was a major influence on Alexander the Great - in reading it, you can see why. In many ways, Lost Army is more educational than entertaining (unless, of course, you are entertained by the education, which I was). The excellent visual descriptions, the pervasive nuances of Spartan military life, the harshness of the lands and climates, the political complexities and the sheer, unbelievable trials that those soldiers had to endure, are all factors that made it worth reading.

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1 vote williamwolfe | Oct 31, 2010 |
An imaginative rewriting of Xenophon's account of the army sent against the Great King (of Persia) through the eyes of Abira, the fictional lover of Xenophon. Manfredi captures well the emotional and physical cost of the lost army's winter journey across high mountains. ( )
  TedWitham | Sep 17, 2009 |
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In the 4th century BC, in a village in Syria, a woman, dressed in rags and covered in blisters and sores, is seen approaching on the road coming from the north. Suspicious of her, the villagers shout and throw rocks at her. She is struck and falls. She seems dead...Her story encompasses one of the great collective acts of heroism of the ancient world. She was the mistress of Xenophon, a general in the vast army of ten thousand Greek mercenaries from virtually every Greek city state that was employed by Cyrus the Younger, in his quest to seize the throne of Persia from his brother, Artaxerxes II. Manfredi, one of the world's experts, has created a rip-roaring adventure seen from the perspective of the women who accompanied the soldiers on their long journey.… (more)

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