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The Ten Thousand

A Novel of Ancient Greece

Michael Curtis Ford

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In 401 B.C., a thundering army of mercenaries, camp followers, dreamers, and glory seekers set off to help a rebellious foreign general named Cyrus. In the months that followed, ten thousand men--trained and hardened in three decades of war in Greece--would engage in pitched battles, witness untold horrors, and begin a desperate march across he desert, over raging rivers, and into the jaws of hell itself. By the time it was over, some would be alive, others dead, and one among them would emerge and the greatest hero of all...

In a novel of high adventure and riveting historical drama, Michael Curtis Ford brings to life an amazing true story from Greek antiquity--Xenophon's march of the ten Thousand. A tale of war and peace, of loyalties and betrayals, and of a soldier's love for a mysterious and dangerous woman, The Ten Thousand captures the eternal spirit of courage--in the face of impossible odds.

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" Thrilling, eloquent."--James Brady

"An epic story that will capture the imagination of anyone interested in the history of Greece. A worthy successor to Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire."--Library Journal (starred review)

"While Ten Thousand has swift pace, a solid story, and realistic characters, it is the fact that the book drops you into the reality of the times, dirt, grit, blood, passion an all, that gives it its strength...It is a book that makes the reader feel the story has been lived, not merely read."--The Stateman Journal (Salem, OR)
" Thrilling, eloquent."--James Brady

"An epic story that will capture the imagination of anyone interested in the history of Greece. A worthy successor to Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire."--Library Journal (starred review)

"While Ten Thousand has swift pace, a solid story, and realistic characters, it is the fact that the book drops you into the reality of the times, dirt, grit, blood, passion an all, that gives it its strength...It is a book that makes the reader feel the story has been lived, not merely read."--The Stateman Journal (Salem, OR)

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  • Michael Curtis Ford

  • Michael Curtis Ford, a native of Washington State, worked for many years as a consultant and banker. He currently lives in Oregon, working as a translator and helping his wife, Cristina, educate their two children at home. This is his first novel.
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