Race to Marathon

Race to Marathon

by Jay Greenwood
Race to Marathon

Race to Marathon

by Jay Greenwood



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Race to Marathon vividly imagines the key moment in history--the Battle of Marathon. The action unfolds through the stories of its participants--valiant women, fearsome warriors, and cunning leaders--woven into a fabric of intrigue and passion.

The vast Persian Empire already dominates nearly half of the earth's entire population, but Persia's Great King now has his sights on Greece. All logic is on the side of the Persians, and the fate of the Greeks seems clear: death or enslavement. But on the battlefield, shrewd intuition, a zeal for glory, and the breathtaking feats of long distance runners help the Greeks.

At home in Athens, wives, mothers, and daughters wage a war of wiles against traitors who plan to help the Persians capture the city.

And the goddesses are watching.

Race to Marathon builds to a stunning end, which demonstrates that the story of Marathon is as relevant today as it was when men and women of fortitude struggled to preserve their freedom.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156455003
Publisher: New Hickory Press
Publication date: 03/29/2019
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: eBook
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jay Greenwood has served as Chief Consultant in the California State Legislature for many years. His professional career has been devoted to writing about complex political issues, including extensive studies of the role of money in election campaigns as well as analyses of legislation dealing with wide ranging subjects. His work has resulted in numerous publications by the State of California over the last three decades.

Jay is a veteran of the Vietnam War and, among other awards, he received the Vietnamese Medal of Honor.

He has an undergraduate degree in English and a graduate degree in Political Science.

Table of Contents

  • Persian Empire and Greece Map

  • Greece and Aegean Map

  • Marathon Map

  • Phalanx Illustration

  • In the Beginning

  • The Tyrant Returns

  • Counterplots

  • Flight of Passion

  • The Secret Omen

  • A Strong Woman Challenged

  • Time Echoes

  • Across the Wine-Dark Sea

  • The Quick March Begins

  • Crash Landing

  • The Quick March Ends

  • Double Trouble

  • Banquet Lessons

  • The Interrogation

  • Maneuvers

  • The Great King’s Justice

  • The Long Run

  • Reason to Worry

  • Two Women Make Ready

  • Fight Unto Death

  • Infiltrating the Greek Camp

  • Sparta

  • A Suspicious Man

  • The Great King’s Story

  • Leaving Sparta

  • The Fall of Babylon

  • A Curious Game

  • The Greeks Waver

  • Runner’s Report

  • The Women’s Second Meeting

  • A Dangerous Mission

  • News from Persian Spies

  • The Great King Explains

  • Another Perilous Mission

  • Taking a Risk

  • The Persian Plan Changes

  • Women’s Valor

  • Fire Without Smoke

  • The Charge

  • The Battle Begins

  • She Soars

  • The Battle Ends

  • The Run

  • The Race

  • Freedom

  • Epilogue

  • Afterword: Mysteries of Marathon

  • Glossary

  • Acknowledgments

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