Authors > Steven Pressfield

Steven Pressfield is the author of the best-selling novels Gates of Fire and Tides of War, as well as The Legend of Bagger Vance. He is also the author of the classics on creativity The War of Art and The Artist's Journey. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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The Legend of Bagger Vance

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.

Year: 1995     Genre: Golf

Gates of Fire

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.

Year: 1998     Genre: Historical Thriller

Tides of War

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, Tides of War tells an epic saga of an extraordinary century, a war that changed history, and a complex leader who seduced a nation.

Year: 2000     Genre: Historical Thriller

The War of Art

A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul.

Year: 2002     Genre: on Creativityon Writing


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Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1995The Legend of Bagger VanceGolf
1998Gates of Fire
An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
Historical Thriller, Greece
2000Tides of WarHistorical Thriller
2002Last of the AmazonsHistorical Thriller, Greece
2002The War of Art
Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
on Writing, on Creativity, Non-Fiction
2004The Virtues of War
A Novel of Alexander the Great
2006The Afghan CampaignHistorical, Military, Middle East
2008Killing RommelWWII: Europe, Africa
2011Do the Work
Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way
on Writing, on Creativity, Non-Fiction
2011The Profession Military, Near Future
2011The Warrior EthosMilitary, Non-Fiction
2012Turning Pro
Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life's Work
on Writing, on Creativity, Non-Fiction
2013The Authentic Swing
Notes from the Writing of a First Novel
on Writing, Non-Fiction
2014The Lion's Gate
On the Front Lines of the Six Day War
Military, Israel, Middle East, Non-Fiction
2018The Artist's Journey
The Wake of the Hero's Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning
on Writing, on Creativity, Non-Fiction
201936 Righteous MenNoir Fiction, Police Procedural, Supernatural
2021A Man at ArmsHistorical Thriller, Whats New, Middle East




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