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Soldier of Rome: The Last Campaign
     

Soldier of Rome: The Last Campaign

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by James Mace
 
The best-selling author of Born to Run now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in the muscles and minds of casual athletes and aspiring heroes everywhere. 

After running an ultramarathon through the Copper

Overview

The best-selling author of Born to Run now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in the muscles and minds of casual athletes and aspiring heroes everywhere. 

After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of Mexico, Christopher McDougall finds his next great adventure on the razor-sharp mountains of Crete, where a band of Resistance fighters in World War II plotted the daring abduction of a German general from the heart of the Nazi occupation. How did a penniless artist, a young shepherd, and a playboy poet believe they could carry out such a remarkable feat of strength and endurance, smuggling the general past thousands of Nazi pursuers, with little more than their own wits and courage to guide them? 

McDougall makes his way to the island to find the answer and retrace their steps, experiencing firsthand the extreme physical challenges the Resistance fighters and their local allies faced. On Crete, the birthplace of the classical Greek heroism that spawned the likes of Herakles and Odysseus, McDougall discovers the tools of the hero—natural movement, extraordinary endurance, and efficient nutrition. All of these skills, McDougall learns, are still practiced in far-flung pockets throughout the world today.

More than a mystery of remarkable people and cunning schemes, Natural Born Heroes is a fascinating investigation into the lost art of the hero, taking us from the streets of London at midnight to the beaches of Brazil at dawn, from the mountains of Colorado to McDougall’s own backyard in Pennsylvania, all places where modern-day athletes are honing ancient skills so they’re ready for anything. 

Just as Born to Run inspired readers to get off the treadmill, out of their shoes, and into the natural world, Natural Born Heroes will inspire them to leave the gym and take their fitness routine to nature—to climb, swim, skip, throw, and jump their way to their own heroic feats.


From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148869238
Publisher:
James Mace
Publication date:
11/08/2013
Series:
The Artorian Chronicles , #6
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
246,159
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author




James Mace developed his passion for history at a young age and has made Ancient Rome a life's study. He penned the initial draft of his first novel, "Soldier of Rome: The Legionary", as a cathartic means of escapism while serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq. He spent a career as a Soldier, and in 2011 left his full-time position with the Army National Guard to devote himself to writing.

His well received series, "Soldier of Rome - The Artorian Chronicles", is a perennial best-seller in ancient history. With his other favourite period in history being the British Empire, his writing has branched into the Napoleonic Wars, as well as a pending new series about the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.

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Soldier of Rome: The Last Campaign 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Just as good as the rest of the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful series sorry to see it end. You can't go wrong reading these books.Highly recommend to anyone who likes Roman historical fiction although based on actual events so not entirely fiction.Please write more like these books.wish I could give it :10 stars Thanks for an enjoyable ride.Also
Anonymous More than 1 year ago