Steven Pressfield

1 The War of Art

Author : Steven Pressfield & Shawn Coyne
Genre :  Self-Improvement  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Reference  Writing  Spirituality 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-04-27
Description :  "…the most important book you've never read: The War of Art." -- Seth Godin<br /> The Art of War meets The Artist's Way in this profoundly inspiring, no-nonsense guide to overcoming creative blocks of every kind. Bestselling author Steven Pressfield shows readers how to identify, defeat, and unlock the inner barriers to creativity.<br /> "Amazingly cogent and smart on the psychology of creation." -- Jay McInerney

2 Gates of Fire

Author : Steven Pressfield
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  1998-10-20
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Steven Pressfield's <i>The Profession</i>.<br /><br />The national bestseller!<br /><br />At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army.<br /><br />Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history--one that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale....

3 The Warrior Ethos

Author : Steven Pressfield & Shawn Coyne
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Health, Mind & Body  Self-Improvement 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2013-04-26
Description :  Wars Change, Warriors Don't<br /> We are all warriors. Each of us struggles every day to define and defend our sense of purpose and integrity. Do we fight by a code?&#xa0;<br /> What is the Warrior Ethos? How do we (and how can we) use it and be true to it in our internal and external lives?

4 Turning Pro

Author : Steven Pressfield & Shawn Coyne
Genre :  Self-Improvement  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Spirituality  Reference  Writing 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-04-26
Description :  The follow-up to his bestseller The War of Art, Turning Pro navigates the passage from amateur life to a professional practice.<br /> "You don't need to take a course or buy a product.&#xa0; All you have to do is change your mind." -- Steven Pressfield<br /> What we get when we turn pro is we find our power.&#xa0; We find our will and our voice and we find our self-respect. We become who we always were but had, until then, been afraid to embrace

5 The Lion's Gate

Author : Steven Pressfield
Genre :  Middle East  Books  History  Military 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2014-05-06
Description :  “A brilliant look into the psyche of combat. Where he once took us into the Spartan line of battle at Thermopylae, Steven Pressfield now takes us into the sands of the Sinai, the alleys of Old Jerusalem, and into the hearts and souls of soldiers winning a spectacularly improbable victory against daunting odds.”<br />—<b>General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army, ret.; author of <i>My Share of the Task</i></b><br /><br /><b>June 5, 1967. </b>The nineteen-year-old state of Israel is&#xa0;surrounded by enemies who want nothing less than&#xa0;her utter extinction. The Soviet-equipped Egyptian&#xa0;Army has massed a thousand tanks on the nation’s&#xa0;southern border. Syrian heavy guns are shelling her&#xa0;from the north. To the east, Jordan and Iraq are&#xa0;moving mechanized brigades and fighter squadrons&#xa0;into position to attack. Egypt’s President Nasser has&#xa0;declared that the Arab force’s objective is “the destruction&#xa0;of Israel.” The rest of the world turns a blind eye&#xa0;to the new nation’s desperate peril.<br /><br /><b>June 10, 1967. </b>The Arab armies have been routed,&#xa0;ground divisions wiped out, air forces totally destroyed.&#xa0;Israel’s citizen-soldiers have seized the Gaza Strip and&#xa0;the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the Golan Heights&#xa0;from Syria, East Jerusalem and the West Bank from&#xa0;Jordan. The land under Israeli control has tripled.&#xa0;Her charismatic defense minister, Moshe Dayan, has&#xa0;entered the Lion’s Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem&#xa0;to stand with the paratroopers who have liberated&#xa0;Judaism’s holiest site—the Western Wall, part of the&#xa0;ruins of Solomon’s temple, which has not been in Jewish&#xa0;hands for nineteen hundred years.<br /><br />It is one of the most unlikely and astonishing military&#xa0;victories in history.<br /><br />Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with veterans&#xa0;of the war—fighter and helicopter pilots, tank&#xa0;commanders and Recon soldiers, paratroopers, as well&#xa0;as women soldiers, wives, and others—bestselling&#xa0;author Steven Pressfield tells the story of the Six Day&#xa0;War as you’ve never experienced it before: in the voices&#xa0;of the young men and women who battled not only&#xa0;for their lives but for the survival of a Jewish state, and&#xa0;for the dreams of their ancestors.<br /><br />By turns inspiring, thrilling, and heartbreaking, <i>The&#xa0;Lion’s Gate</i> is both a true tale of military courage under&#xa0;fire and a journey into the heart of what it means to&#xa0;fight for one’s people.

6 Do the Work!

Author : Steven Pressfield & Seth Godin
Genre :  Self-Improvement  Books  Health, Mind & Body 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2014-10-25
Description :  Could you be getting in your way of producing great work? Have you started a project but never finished? Would you like to do work that matters, but don't know where to start?<br /><br /> The answer is <i>Do the Work</i>, a manifesto by bestselling author Steven Pressfield, that will show you that it’s not about better ideas, it’s about actually doing the work.<i> Do the Work</i> is a weapon against Resistance – a tool that will help you take action and successfully ship projects out the door.<br /><br /> “There is an enemy. There is an intelligent, active, malign force working against us. Step one is to recognize this. This recognition alone is enormously powerful. It saved my life, and it will save yours.”<br /><br /> <i>Do the Work</i> may be just what you need to get out of your own way.

7 The Legend of Bagger Vance

Author : Steven Pressfield
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Sports & Outdoors  Golf 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-09-15
Description :  In the Depression year of 1931, on the golf links at Krewe Island off Savannah's windswept shore, two legends of the game—Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen—meet for a mesmerizing thirty-six-hole showdown. Another golfer will also compete—a troubled local war hero, once a champion, who comes with his mentor and caddie, the mysterious Bagger Vance. It is Vance, sage and charismatic, who will ultimately guide the match, for he holds the secret of the Authentic Swing. And he alone can show his protege the way back to glory.<br /><br />Written in the spirit of Golf in the Kingdom and The Natural, The Legend of Bagger Vance reveals the true nature of the game in a story that is unforgettable.

8 Killing Rommel

Author : Steven Pressfield
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2008-05-06
Description :  <b>A thrilling WWII tale based on the real-life exploits of the Long Range Desert Group, an elite British special forces unit that took on the German Afrika Korps and its legendary commander, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, "the Desert Fox." </b><br /><br />Autumn 1942. Hitler’s legions have swept across Europe; France has fallen; Churchill and the English are isolated on their island. In North Africa, Rommel and his Panzers have routed the British Eighth Army and stand poised to overrun Egypt, Suez, and the oilfields of the Middle East. With the outcome of the war hanging in the balance, the British hatch a desperate plan—send a small, highly mobile, and heavily armed force behind German lines to strike the blow that will stop the Afrika Korps in its tracks. <br /><br />Narrated from the point of view of a young lieutenant, <i>Killing Rommel</i> brings to life the flair, agility, and daring of this extraordinary secret unit, the Long Range Desert Group. Stealthy and lethal as the scorpion that serves as their insignia, they live by their motto: <i>Non Vi Sed Arte</i>—<i>Not by Strength, by Guile</i> as they gather intelligence, set up ambushes, and execute raids. <i>Killing Rommel </i>chronicles the tactics, weaponry, and specialized skills needed for combat, under extreme desert conditions. And it captures the camaraderie of this “band of brothers” as they perform the acts of courage and cunning crucial to the Allies’ victory in North Africa. <br /><br />Combining scrupulous historical detail and accuracy with remarkable narrative momentum, Pressfield powerfully renders the drama and intensity of warfare, the bonds of men in close combat, and the surprising human emotions and frailties that come into play on the battlefield to create a vivid and authoritative depiction of the desert war.

9 The Virtues of War

Author : Steven Pressfield
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2004-10-19
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Steven Pressfield's&#xa0;<i>The Profession</i>.<br /><br /> <i>I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life.</i> So begins Alexander’s extraordinary confession on the eve of his greatest crisis of leadership. By turns heroic and calculating, compassionate and utterly merciless, Alexander recounts with a warrior’s unflinching eye for detail the blood, the terror, and the tactics of his greatest battlefield victories. Whether surviving his father’s brutal assassination, presiding over a massacre, or weeping at the death of a beloved comrade-in-arms, Alexander never denies the hard realities of the code by which he lives: the virtues of war. But as much as he was feared by his enemies, he was loved and revered by his friends, his generals, and the men who followed him into battle. Often outnumbered, never outfought, Alexander conquered every enemy the world stood against him–but the one he never saw coming. . . .

10 Tides of War

Author : Steven Pressfield
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2000-04-04
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Steven Pressfield's&#xa0;<i>The Profession</i>.<br /><br /> Brilliant at war, a master of politics, and a charismatic lover, Alcibiades was Athens’ favorite son and the city’s greatest general.<br /><br /> A prodigal follower of Socrates, he embodied both the best and the worst of the Golden Age of Greece. A commander on both land and sea, he led his armies to victory after victory.<br /><br /> But like the heroes in a great Greek tragedy, he was a victim of his own pride, arrogance, excess, and ambition. Accused of crimes against the state, he was banished from his beloved Athens, only to take up arms in the service of his former enemies.<br /><br /> For nearly three decades, Greece burned with war and Alcibiades helped bring victories to both sides — and ended up trusted by neither.<br /><br /> Narrated from death row by Alcibiades’ bodyguard and assassin, a man whose own love and loathing for his former commander mirrors the mixed emotions felt by all Athens, <b>Tides of War</b> tells an epic saga of an extraordinary century, a war that changed history, and a complex leader who seduced a nation.

11 Last of the Amazons

Author : Steven Pressfield
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Historical 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2002-05-14
Description :  BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Steven Pressfield's <i>The Profession</i>.<br /><br /> The author of the international bestsellers <i>Gates of Fire</i> and <i>Tides of War</i> delivers his most gripping and imaginative novel of the ancient world–a stunning epic of love and war that breathes life into the grand myth of the ferocious female warrior culture of the Amazons.<br /><br /> Steven Pressfield has gained a passionate worldwide following for his magnificent novels of ancient Greece, <i>Gates of Fire</i> and <i>Tides of War</i>. In <i>Last of the Amazons</i>, Pressfield has surpassed himself, re-creating a vanished world in a brilliant novel that will delight his loyal readers and bring legions more to his singular and powerful restoration of the past. <br /><br /> In the time before Homer, the legendary Theseus, King of Athens (an actual historical figure), set sail on a journey that brought him into the land of <i>tal Kyrte</i>, the “free people,” a nation of proud female warriors whom the Greeks called “Amazons.” The Amazons, bound to each other as lovers as well as fighters, distrusted the Greeks, with their boastful talk of “civilization.” So when the great war queen Antiope fell in love with Theseus and fled with the Greeks, the mighty Amazon nation rose up in rage. <br /><br /> <i>Last of the Amazons</i> is not merely a masterful tale of war and revenge. Pressfield has created a cast of extraordinarily vivid characters, from the unforgettable Selene, whose surrender to the Greeks does nothing to tame her; to her lover, Damon, an Athenian warrior who grows to cherish the wild Amazon ways; to the narrator, Bones, a young girl from a noble family who was nursed by Selene from birth and secretly taught the Amazon way; to the great Theseus, the tragic king; and to Antiope, the noble queen who betrayed <i>tal Kyrte</i> for the love of Theseus. <br /><br /> With astounding immediacy and extraordinary attention to military detail, Pressfield transports readers into the heat and terror of war. Equally impressive is his creation of the Amazon nation, its people, its rituals and myths, its greatness and savagery. <i>Last of the Amazons</i> is thrilling on every page, an epic tale of the clash between wildness and civilization, patriotism and love, man and woman.

12 One Tribe at a Time

Author : Jim Gant, Shawn Coyne & Steven Pressfield
Genre :  Military  Books  History  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2014-04-05
Description :  "Major Jim Gant, a man seen by many of us as the 'perfect insurgent,'--an inspiring, gifted, courageous leader...&#xa0;<br /> -- GENERAL DAVID H. PETRAEUS (U.S. Army, Ret.)&#xa0;<br /><br /> THE PAPER THAT ROCKED&#xa0;<br /> OSAMA BIN LADEN&#xa0;<br /><br /> Team members during the May 2, 2011 U.S. military raid that killed Osama Bin Laden seized piles of Al Qaeda intelligence. One piece of evidence found in Bin Laden’s personal sleeping quarters was an English language copy of Jim Gant’s One Tribe at a Time. It contained notes in the margins consistent with others identified as written by Osama Bin Laden. &#xa0;<br /><br /> Bin Laden ordered that Gant be assassinated.&#xa0;<br /><br /> “[One Tribe at a Time] was hugely important…at a time when I was looking for ideas on Afghanistan…[Gant] was the first to write it down, in a very coherent fashion, very readable, very encouraging frankly…and there is enormous power in that.” &#xa0;<br /> --General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.) quoted in American Spartan: The Promise, The Mission, and The Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant by Ann Scott Tyson&#xa0;<br /><br /> Washington Post reporter Ann Scott Tyson read “One Tribe at a Time,” and - informed by her combat experience in Afghanistan and Iraq and her eight years as a reporter in China - she realized that Jim’s paper made sense. She decided to write a story about Jim entitled, “Jim Gant, the Green Beret who could win the war in Afghanistan.” After the article appeared in January 2010, as Jim was in Washington, D.C., attending Pashto language training, he met Ann and the two fell in love. She followed his mission in Afghanistan and wrote AMERICAN SPARTAN: The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant.<br /><br /> <b>Jim Gant</b> enlisted in the Army straight out of high school in Las Cruces, New Mexico at the age of 19, intent on joining the Special Forces. In 1989 he passed a gruelling selection and earned his Green Beret and Special Forces tab. In 1990, he took part in the first Gulf War as a member of the 5th Special Forces Group, and was promoted to staff sergeant. Jim enrolled in college and joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at New Mexico State University. He was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and infantry officer in 1995. Jim spent four years as a lieutenant: two years as an Infantry platoon leader and two additional years as a Scout platoon leader. He then volunteered for and was accepted into Special Forces training again as an officer. He was a Captain and going through Special Forces training again when terrorists attacked the United States on September 11, 2001. Jim led a Special Forces team, Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA) 316 in Afghanistan’s Konar Province in early 2003. There, he met the Pashtun tribal leader Malik Noor Afzhal for the first time. Jim deployed again with his Special Forces team to Helmand Province 2004.&#xa0;<br /> Jim was then hand-picked to lead a special projects team for the next two years.&#xa0;<br /> In 2006, Jim volunteered to go Iraq, which was embroiled in a civil war, as the US and Iraqi casaulties were sky-rocketing. After 14 consecutive months of direct combat in Iraq, Jim returned to the US and became an Unconventional Warfare instructor at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. It was in 2009 that Jim, with the help of his close friend and author, Steve Pressfield, wrote the white paper entitled “One Tribe at a Time.” Jim was then given the mission of a lifetime: return to Afghanistan, form an alliance with his old friend, Malik Noor Afzhal, and together fight the resurgent Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. In August 2010, Jim reunited with Malik Noor Afzhal, nicknamed “Sitting Bull.”<br /><br /> Jim’s war-time awards include the Silver Star, Iraqi National Police Medal of Honor, and the Army Commendation Medal with V device, and Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters.<br /><br /> Jim considers his greatest military achievement the fact that the men who fought alongside him were awarded over 20 awards for valor.

13 Solitary

Author : Giora Romm & Steven Pressfield
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-06-05
Description :  “Fighter pilots tell the greatest stories and the great ones tell the best stories of all…” —PAT CONROY, bestselling author of The Great Santini and The Death of Santini “This book is not only among the finest war writing ever but, like Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, Solitary sits alongside the most profound reflections on the resilience and capacity of the human soul.” —STEVEN PRESSFIELD, bestselling author of The Lion’s Gate and The War of Art Solitary is a gutsy story of one man’s survival, endurance, and strength of will…”&#xa0; —LARRY ALEXANDER, bestselling co-author of A Higher Call “I anxiously await the day my own sons are old enough to read it.” —RICH COHEN, bestselling author of Tough Jews &#xa0; “You will tear through this book…” —RYAN HOLLIDAY, bestselling author of The Obstacle is the Way “It grabs you immediately, and doesn’t let go until you’re finished.” —TUCKER MAX, bestselling author of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell “A magnificent triumph of the human spirit…I was captivated from the first page to the last.” —SEAN PARNELL, bestselling author of Outlaw Platoon Giora Romm was the Israeli Air Force's first fighter ace. As a twenty-two-year-old lieutenant he shot down five MiGs during the Six Day War of 1967. Fourteen months later over the Nile Delta, an Egyptian missile exploded beneath the tail of his Mirage IIIC. Within moments Romm found himself hanging by the straps of his parachute, with a broken arm and a leg shattered in a dozen places, looking down from 10,000 feet. Streams of farmers and field workers converged below onto the spot toward which his chute was descending, with the intention, he was certain, of hacking him to death as soon as his feet touched the earth. No other Israeli pilot had survived capture in Egypt or in any other Arab state. Solitary is Romm's story of his imprisonment, torture, interrogation, release, and return to service. Solitary is not a "war book." It's not a tale of heroism, though if anyone ever qualified for that distinction, it is this story's author. Solitary is not even, in its deepest parts, about captivity or imprisonment.&#xa0; Solitary is about Romm's inner war. It's the story, in his phrase, "of a fall from a great height," not only literally but metaphorically. &#xa0; Romm could not tell his captors the truth about who he was or what he had done. He had to invent an entire fictional biography and keep it straight in his head through months of beatings and interrogations, all the while being held in solitary confinement with his body sheathed from chest to toe in a plaster cast. Solitary is not a grim book. It's full of wry humor, keen self-observations and revelations. An ordeal such as Romm endured is a sojourn in hell, but it is also a passage. Romm fell, and he came back. Solitary is his indelible account of confronting, as few of us ever will, his own fears and limitations, and discovering, ultimately, his capacity to survive and to prevail. —From the Introduction by Steven Pressfield

14 The Authentic Swing

Author : Steven Pressfield & Shawn Coyne
Genre :  Language Arts & Disciplines  Books  Professional & Technical  Education  Health, Mind & Body  Self-Improvement 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-09-24
Description :  The Story Behind THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE&#xa0;<br /><br /> If you've read his books THE WAR OF ART and TURNING PRO, you know that for thirty years Steven Pressfield (GATES OF FIRE, THE AFGHAN CAMPAIGN etc.) wrote spec novel after spec novel before any publisher took him seriously. How did he finally break through?&#xa0;<br /><br /> Ignoring just about every rule of commercial book publishing, Pressfield's "first" novel not only became a major bestseller (over 250,000 copies sold), it was adapted into a feature film directed by Robert Redford and starring Matt Damon, Will Smith, and Charlize Theron.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Where did he get the idea?&#xa0;<br /><br /> What magical something did THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE have that his previous manuscripts lacked?&#xa0;<br /><br /> Why did Pressfield decide to write a novel when he already had a well established screenwriting career?&#xa0;<br /><br /> How does writing a publishable novel really work?&#xa0;<br /><br /> Taking a page from John Steinbeck's classic JOURNAL OF A NOVEL, Steven Pressfield offers answers for these and scores of other practical writing questions in THE AUTHENTIC SWING.

15 The Afghan Campaign

Author : Steven Pressfield
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2006-07-18
Description :  BONUS: This eBook edition contains an excerpt from THE PROFESSION: A Thriller&#xa0;by Steven Pressfield. On sale June 2011.<br /><br />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 . . .<br /><br />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.<br />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,<i> The Afghan Campaign</i> 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,<i> The Afghan Campaign</i> 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.

16 The Profession

Author : Steven Pressfield
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Science Fiction 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-06-14
Description :  <b>Master storyteller and bestselling author Steven Pressfield returns with a stunning, chillingly<i> </i>plausible near-future thriller about the rise of a privately financed and global military industrial complex.</b><br />&#xa0;<br />The year is 2032. The third Iran-Iraq war is over; the 11/11 dirty bomb attack on the port of Long Beach, California is receding into memory; Saudi Arabia has recently quelled a coup; Russians and Turks are clashing in the Caspian Basin; Iranian armored units, supported by the satellite and drone power of their Chinese allies, have emerged from their enclaves in Tehran and are sweeping south attempting to recapture the resource rich territory stolen from them, in their view, by Lukoil, BP, and ExxonMobil and their privately-funded armies. <br /><br />Everywhere, military force is for hire. Oil companies, multi-national corporations and banks employ powerful, cutting-edge mercenary armies to control global chaos and protect their riches. Even nation states enlist mercenary forces to suppress internal insurrections, hunt terrorists, and do the black bag jobs necessary to maintain the <i>new </i>New World Order. <br />&#xa0;<br />Force Insertion is the world's merc monopoly. Its leader is the disgraced former United States Marine General James Salter, stripped of his command by the president for nuclear saber-rattling with the Chinese and banished to the Far East. A grandmaster military and political strategist, Salter plans to take vengeance on those responsible for his exile and then come home...as Commander in Chief. The only man who can stop him is Gilbert "Gent" Gentilhomme, Salter's most loyal foot soldier, who launches a desperate mission to take out his mentor and save the United States from self destruction.<br />&#xa0;<br />Infused with a staggering breadth of research in military tactics and steeped in the timeless themes of the honor and valor of men at war that distinguish all of Pressfield’s fiction, <i>The Profession</i> is that rare novel that informs and challenges the reader almost as much as it entertains.

17 Las puertas de fuego

Author : Steven Pressfield
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-05-05
Description :  <b>Xeones, un espartano superviviente de la batalla de Termópilas nos narra la invasión persa de Grecia en el siglo V a.C.</b><br /><br />La invasión persa de Grecia en el siglo V a.C. no se inicia con los mejores augurios: en el desfiladero de las Termópilas, un puñado de espartanos tiene en jaque al emperador hasta que sus poderosas tropas consiguen acabar con ellos. Pero Xeones sobrevive, y es capturado e interrogado por el historiador imperial, a quien le cuenta su vida. En su relato se entremezclan las vívidas descripciones de la vida en Esparta y el estremecimiento de las batallas, con el trágico destino de Xeones, el misterio de sus amores, la grandeza de su entrega...<br /><br /><b>Reseña:</b><br />«Pressfield ofrece al lector una perspectiva que raramente encontrará en los libros de historia: el punto de vista del soldado.»<br /><i>The New York Times Book Review</i>

18 A Porta dos Leões

Author : Steven Pressfield
Genre :  History  Books  Middle East  Military 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2016-10-01
Description :  Uma guerra pode ser contada de diversas maneiras. Pelos números de baixas, por avanços até então pouco divulgados, pelos planos estratégicos. Mestre na arte da escrita, Steven Pressfield narra a Guerra dos Seis Dias de forma original e fascinante ao dar voz àqueles que lutaram. São pilotos que destruíram a Força Aérea egípcia, soldados que combateram no Sinai e paraquedistas que reivindicaram a Cidade Velha de Jerusalém em 1967 que nos contam os detalhes dessa conquista impressionante.

19 Do roboty!

Author : Steven Pressfield
Genre :  Business & Personal Finance  Books  Industries & Professions 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2013-08-22
Description :  Ta książka będzie Twoim przewodnikiem i mentorem na drodze do nowego, wspaniałego życia. Będzie przy Tobie, gdy przyjdzie Ci stawiać czoła lękowi, brakowi pewności siebie, odkładaniu czegoś na później, braku zaufania we własne możliwości i wszystkim innym dobrze znanym Ci demonom. Połechcze Twoją ambicję, a kiedy będzie trzeba wymierzy Ci solidnego kopniaka w cztery litery, byś wreszcie się ruszył i wziął to, co Ci się słusznie od życia należy.

20 Portões de Fogo

Author : Steven Pressfield
Genre :  Ancient  Books  History  Romance 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2017-05-01
Description :  O rei Xerxes comanda 2 milhões de homens do império persa para invadir e escravizar a Grécia. Em uma ação desesperada, uma pequena tropa de 300 espartanos segue para o desfiladeiro das Termópilas para impedir o avanço inimigo. Eles conseguiram conter, durante sete dias, dois milhões de homens, até que, com suas armas estraçalhadas, arruinadas na matança, lutaram “com mãos vazias e dentes” até finalmente serem mortos. A narrativa envolvente de Steven Pressfield recria a épica batalha de Termópilas, unindo com habilidade História e ficção.

21 The Knowledge

Author : Steven Pressfield
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-11-22
Description :  Where did The War of Art come from?<br /> &#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;How did creativity sensei Steven Pressfield come up with the notion that there is an insidious force in the universe called Resistance that keeps us from pursuing our life’s work and fulfilling our artistic destiny? And that until we recognize and engage in an end-of-days battle with the big “R,” our inner genius will remain blocked and unborn inside an internal protoplasmic goo?<br /> &#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;Was he touched by angels as he contemplated the universe in an ashram?<br /> &#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;Did he meet a mysterious stranger in a truck stop in Twin Falls, Idaho who imparted deep truths over a cup of muddy Joe?<br /> &#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;Perhaps blunt force trauma in a Reno bar had something to do with it?<br /> &#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;If only…<br /> &#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;As his "too close to true novel," THE KNOWLEDGE, riotously reveals, the truth of Pressfield’s Weltanschauung origin story lies somewhere between fact and fiction…<br /> &#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;In the high-crime 1970s in New York, Pressfield was driving a cab and tending bar, incapable of achieving anything literary beyond the completion of his third-in-a-row unpublishable novel. Until fate, in the form of a job tailing his boss's straying wife, propels him into a Big Lebowski-esque underworld saga that ends with him coming to a life-altering crisis involving not just the criminals he has become deeply and emotionally involved with, but with his own inner demons of the blank page.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;THE KNOWLEDGE is not just a writer's coming-of-age story. It's every writer's coming-of-age story.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;If you're a fan of THE WAR OF ART, Pressfield's new novel, THE KNOWLEDGE, is the story behind that story and the origin tale between its lines.

22 La Guerra del Arte

Author : Steven Pressfield, Shawn Coyne & David Alpuche
Genre :  Self-Improvement  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Spirituality  Reference  Writing 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-06-11
Description :  “El trabajo creativo es… un regalo al mundo y a todo ser dentro de este. No nos hagas perdernos de tu contribución. Danos lo que tienes”. —Steven Pressfield ACASO TÚ: • ¿Sueñas con escribir la Gran Novela Americana? • ¿Te arrepientes por no terminar tus pinturas, poemas o guiones? • ¿Quieres iniciar un negocio o una caridad? • ¿Desearías poder comenzar a hacer ejercicio o una dieta hoy? • ¿Esperas algún día correr un maratón? SI CONTESTASTE “SÍ” A CUALQUIERA DE ESTAS PREGUNTAS, ENTONCES NECESITAS… LA GUERRA DEL ARTE En este poderoso y honesto examen sobre los obstáculos internos para poder tener éxito, Steven Pressfield, autor de bestsellers, muestra a los lectores como identificar, vencer y desbloquear las barreras interiores a la creatividad. LA GUERRA DEL ARTE es una obra inspiradora, divertida y honesta que provocará y motivará a todos los aspirantes a visionario, artista o empresario. “Increíblemente persuasivo e inteligente en cuanto a la psicología de la creación”. —Jay McInerney “Al cerrar LA GUERRA DEL ARTE, sentí un aumento repentino de calma positiva. Ahora sé cómo ganar esta guerra. Y si yo puedo, tú también puedes” —Del prólogo por Robert McKee, gurú de la escritura de guiones<br /><br /> STEVEN PRESSFIELD es el autor de Puertas de Fuego, Vientos de Guerra, La Campaña Afgana, La Profesión, El Comportamiento del Guerrero y Volviéndose Pro, entre otros. Él es un ex-Marine. En el 2003, fue nombrado ciudadano honorario por la ciudad de Esparta, en Grecia.

23 Válka umění

Author : Steven Pressfield
Genre :  Self-Improvement  Books  Health, Mind & Body 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2017-10-26
Description :  &gt;&gt; Žádná jiná kniha mě na válečné stezce proti vlastním slabostem neposunula ke 100% profesionalitě tak jako Válka umění. Odhaluje nejhlubší podstatu toho, oč by měl usilovat každý tvůrce, umělec či profesionál.“&#xa0;<br /> — Robert Vlach, autor knihy Na volné noze &lt;&lt;<br /><br /> # O knize<br /><br /> Měli jste někdy v noci před spaním vizi člověka, kterým byste se mohli stát, práce, které byste mohli dosáhnout, díla, které&#xa0; byste chtěli vytvořit? Jste spisovatel, který nepíše, malíř, který nemaluje, nebo podnikatel, který nikdy nezaložil podnik? Potom znáte Odpor: temnou sílu, bránící kreativitě a úspěchu.<br /><br /> Steven Pressfield vyhlásil Odporu válku a ve své přísné, strohé a zároveň zábavné knize vás naučí, jak tohoto nepřítele porazit a rozbít tak bloky, které dusí vaši tvořivost. Po přečtení Války umění o sobě mnohé pochopíte. Několik dní jí budete mít plnou hlavu, a pak možná změníte svůj život. Autorův odkaz na Umění války od Sun-c’ je naprosto na místě, neboť Pressfield považuje tvorbu a umění za boj tvůrce se sebou samým.<br /><br /> Válka umění vyšla poprvé v roce 2002. Od té doby se dočkala překladů do mnoha světových jazyků a stále patří mezi nejprodávanější knihy o kreativitě. Inspirovala a stále inspiruje statisíce čtenářů z celého světa. Slovy autora: „ Většina z nás má dva životy. Ten, který žijeme, a potom nežitý vnitřní život.”<br /> Není to škoda?<br /><br /> # O autorovi<br /><br /> Steven Pressfield (*1943) je romanopisec, scenárista i autor příruček o tvorbě a kreativitě. Narodil se na Trinidadu, po službě u americké námořní pěchoty vystudoval psychologii na Dukeově univerzitě a poté pracoval v mnoha pomocných profesích. Trvalo mu dlouhých 17 let, než byl schopen uživit se samotným psaním. A kdo jiný by měl o tvorbě psát než ten, kdo dokázal překonat tvůrčí bloky, nevzdal se a dosáhl úspěchu?<br /><br /> # Více o knize<br />http://www.valkaumeni.cz<br />http://www.melvil.cz/kniha-valka-umeni<br /> Sdílejte s hashtagem #valkaumeni



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