300: Rise of an Empire is the action packed and visually astounding sequel to the hit 2013 film 300. The film opens at theaters near you today. In Thermopylae: The Battle for the West, Ernle Bradford, author of E-Reads’ bestselling The Great Siege, chronicles the film’s gripping underlying story.
The Battle for the West
In 480 B.C. Persian king Xerxes led a massive invasion of Greece. A critical point in this invasion was the battle for the pass at Thermopylae (“Hot Gates” in Greek). Xerxes had amassed one of the largest armies yet known to man, while Leonidas’s troops were a small fraction of the Persian horde. Despite the overwhelming odds, Leonidas and his men stood their ground for three days in an historic display of patriotism and courage. In Thermopylae: Battle for the West, acclaimed author Bradford covers the entire era of the invasion, from the foundation of the Persian empire to the accession of Darius and all the way to the final, bloody battles.
“A gripping story.” – The Economist
Don’t miss all of Ernle Bradford’s titles from E-Reads: The Great Siege; Hannibal; Thermopylae; Drake; Nelson; The Mighty Hood; The Great Ship; Gibraltar; Julius Caesar, The Great Betrayal; Christopher Columbus; The Shield and the Sword; The Wind From the North; Paul the Traveler; The Journeying Moon; and The Wind Off the Island.
Here’s a preview of the film: