I became a Steven Pressfield fan after reading the amazing GATES OF FIRE. I believe GATES OF FIRE to be Pressfield's finest book but this one is quite a read as well. This copy of THE AFGHAN CAMPAIGN is a first edition, first print, published by DOUBLEDAY in 2006.
It is signed by Pressfield on the title page with the year 2006 written below his signature.
Here is a synopsis -
2,300 years ago an unbeaten army of the West invaded the homeland of a fierce Eastern tribal foe. This is one soldier’s story . . .
The bestselling novelist of ancient warfare returns with a riveting historical novel that re-creates Alexander the Great’s invasion of the Afghan kingdoms in 330 b.c. In a story that might have been ripped from today’s combat dispatches, Steven Pressfield brings to life the confrontation between an invading Western army and fierce Eastern warriors determined at all costs to defend their homeland. Narrated by an infantryman in Alexander’s army, The Afghan Campaign explores the challenges, both military and moral, that Alexander and his soldiers face as they embark on a new type of war and are forced to adapt to the methods of a ruthless foe that employs terror and insurgent tactics. An edge-of-your-seat adventure, The Afghan Campaign once again demonstrates Pressfield’s profound understanding of the hopes and desperation of men in battle and of the historical realities that continue to influence our world.
Pressfield is best known for his historical military books but he has also written the excellent THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE, which was made into a movie starring Will Smith and Matt Damon.