Tides of War

Tides of War

A Novel of Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War

eBook - 2001 | Bantam trade pbk. ed.
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As commander on land and sea, Alcibiades was never defeated. Kinsman of Pericles, protégé of Socrates, the warrior was renowned as the most brilliant and charismatic personality of his day, as--fearlessly ambitious, politically ruthless--he forever altered Athens' destiny. During the twenty-seven-year Peloponnesian War, he swept from victory to victory, seemingly invincible. And then, in a shattering twist of fortune, he tumbled from glory. Recounted by Alcibiades' trusted bodyguard & hired assassin in a mesmerizing death-row confession, Tides of War is historical fiction at its finest--a rich and moving flesh-and-blood retelling of one of history's pivotal conflicts, written by an incomparable master of historical fiction.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2001.
Edition: Bantam trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780553904062
055390406X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (426 p.) : maps.
Summary: As commander on land and sea, Alcibiades was never defeated. Kinsman of Pericles, protégé of Socrates, the warrior was renowned as the most brilliant and charismatic personality of his day, as--fearlessly ambitious, politically ruthless--he forever altered Athens' destiny. During the twenty-seven-year Peloponnesian War, he swept from victory to victory, seemingly invincible. And then, in a shattering twist of fortune, he tumbled from glory. Recounted by Alcibiades' trusted bodyguard & hired assassin in a mesmerizing death-row confession, Tides of War is historical fiction at its finest--a rich and moving flesh-and-blood retelling of one of history's pivotal conflicts, written by an incomparable master of historical fiction.

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