The American author, Steven Pressfield, born in September 1943, is recognized for his historic fiction and non-fiction literature and scripts. He was born in 1943, in Port of Spain, Trinidad, while his father was placed there, in the Navy, he was transferred there. He moved on from Duke University in 1965 and in 1966 combined with the Marine Force. After some years, he started working as a marketing and promotion specialist, tutor, the tractor-trailer motorist, barkeep, oilfield employee, supervisor in a mental remedial center, one of the native fruit picker in Washington state, and scriptwriter.
His hard work to bring home the bacon as a writer, including the period when he was destitute and living out of the back of his auto, are itemized in his book The War of Art. Inside it, Pressfield highlights the diverse types of Resistance confronted by specialists, business visionaries, competitors, and others, who are attempting to get through its hindrances. The book has a subsequent titled “Do the Work”.
His first book, The Legend of Bagger Vance, was distributed in 1995, and made into a film of the same name, featuring Will Smith, Charlize Theron, and Matt Damon, and coordinated by Robert Redford.
His second novel, Gates of Fire, is about the Spartans and the fight at Thermopylae. It is instructed at the U.S. Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, and the Corps Basic School of Marine next to Quantico. In 2012, he propelled the distributed house Black Irish Books with his operator Shawn Coyne.
Before distributed his first unique works of fiction, Pressfield composed a few Hollywood screenplays including King Kong Lives, 1988’s Above the Law featuring Steven Seagal and coordinated by Andrew Davis, 1992’s Freejack, a work of sci-fi featuring Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, and Anthony Hopkins, and 1993’s Joshua Tree featuring Dolph Lundgren and George Segal. Joshua Tree was coordinated by Academy Award and Bafta winning double Vic Armstrong.
The Legend of Bagger Vance, the novel written by him, was made into a 2000 film featuring Matt Damon as the golf genius and Will Smith as his otherworldly guide.
As till the record of 2007, he has written 34 screenplays in total, out of which six have been filmed.
Steven Pressfield likewise showed up as one of the antiquarians in The History Channel’s 2007 narrative Last Stand of the 300 and an observer on a scene of the History Channel’s Decisive Battles arrangement highlighting Alexander the Great on July 30, 2004
He, as a writer is famous for his books such as, Freejack, The Legend of Bagger Vance and King Kong Lives. His novel The Legend of Bagger Vance depends on the Bhagavad Gita(“The Song of God”), an antiquated Hindu content. Indian warrior Arjuna featuring in that story, loses his certainty on the war zone and is directed by Krishna.
His first occupation when he moved to New York City was as a $150-a-week duplicate essayist for Benton and Bowles. One day while revising the simply include water content for the back mark of Gravy Train puppy nourishment he asked himself, ‘Shouldn’t I be accomplishing something somewhat more beneficial?’ He chose to stop and compose a novel.
The Legend of Bagger Vance:
This novel was written after the film “The Legend of Bagger Vance”. The plot of the novel was given as Amid the Great Depression of 1931, two legends of golf, Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen, contend in a thirty-six-opening confrontation. Another golfer likewise contends, a beset neighborhood war legend with a coach and caddie, the secretive Bagger Vance.
Gates of Fire:
Gates of Fire is a 1998 recorded fiction novel by Steven Pressfield that relates the Battle of Thermopylae through Xeones, a helot slave, and one of just three Greek survivors of the fight.
Gates of Fire is on the Chief of the Marine Forces’ Appraisal list. It is instructed at West Point, the United States Naval Academy, and at the Marine Force Elementary School at Quantico. The novel anxieties the artistic topics of destiny and incongruity and in addition the military subjects of honor, obligation, stoicism, and esprit de corps.
At Thermopylae, the unified Greek countries conveyed a little constrain of four thousand Greek overwhelming infantry against the attacking Persian armed force of two million in number. Driving the Greeks was a little compel of three hundred Spartans, picked on the grounds that they were all “sires” — men who needed to have children who could safeguard their blood line, if they fall in battle.
Thermopylae was the main entryway into Greece for the Persian armed force, and exhibited the ideal stifle point — a restricted pass circumscribed by a gigantic mountain divider on one side and a bluff drop-off to the ocean on the other. This territory diminished the Persians’ favorable position of having expansive numbers. Postponing the Persian development here would give the Greek associates enough time to prepare a bigger, fundamental power to protect against the Persians. The fight happens all the while with the ocean fight at Artemisium, where the Allied Greek strengths planned to ensure the flank of the armed force at Thermopylae whilst not being cut off themselves. The Greeks were off guard at Artemisium, as at Thermopylae – the Persians dwarfed the Allies, and the vast majority of the Athenian boats were recently fabricated and kept an eye on by unpracticed groups – and both sides endured overwhelming misfortunes in the ocean battle.
The novel is told from either the viewpoint of the illustrious copyist to the Persian ruler Xerxes, as he records the narrative of Xeones, after the fight, or in the primary individual from Xeones’ perspective. Despite the fact that Xeones is basically injured in the fight, the Persian King Xerxes orders his specialists to attempt to keep the hostage squire alive. A great part of the story investigates Spartan culture, especially the agoge, which is the military preparing program which all youthful Spartan young men must finish to wind up residents of Sparta. The novel additionally points of interest the heroics of a few dozen Spartans, including the King of Sparta, Leonidas, the Olympic champion Polynikes, a youthful Spartan warrior named Alexandros, and the Spartan officer Dienekes. Pressfield utilizes itemized depictions of the Spartan phalanx in fight, and in addition the unrivaled preparing and teach of the Spartan warriors.
Books in order of publication:
|The Legend of Bagger Vance||(1995)|
|Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae||(1998)|
|Tides of War||(1998)|
|Last of the Amazons||(2002)|
|Alexander: The Virtues of War||(2004)|
|The Afghan Campaign||(2006)|
|36 Righteous Men||(2019)|
|The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles||(2002)|
|The Warrior Ethos||(2011)|
|Do the Work||(2011)|
|Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work||(2012)|
|The Authentic Swing||(2013)|
|The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War||(2014)|
|An American Jew||(2015)|
|Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t||(2016)|
|The Artist’s Journey||(2018)|