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Steven Pressfield

USA flag (b.1943)

Steven Pressfield is an American novelist and author of screenplays, principally of military historical fiction set in classical antiquity. His historical fiction is well-researched, but for the sake of dramatic flow, Pressfield may alter some details, like the sequence of events, or make use of jarring contemporary terms and place names, his stated aim being an attempt to capture the spirit of the times.

Genres: General Fiction, Historical Mystery
Steven Pressfield recommends
The Crusader (2001)
Michael Alexander Eisner
"The thinking man's swashbuckler, a ripping yarn that packs a cerebral wallop."
Mother of the Believers (2009)
Kamran Pasha
"Superbly written, brilliantly realized."
The Gladiator (2012)
(Spartacus , book 1)
Ben Kane
"Gritty, passionate and violent, this thrilling book is a real page-turner and a damn good read. It brings Spartacus - and ancient Rome - to vivid, colorful life."
The Soul of a Thief (2018)
Steven Hartov
"An old-fashioned 'ripping yarn' from a master writer who knows how to keep the characters vivid, the plot twisting, and the action coming hot and heavy."

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