Originally Posted by AirForceChief
Gates of Fire - An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
Three hundred Spartans hold of an army of nearly two million Persians at a narrow mountain pass. Lots of historical accuracy (accounts from Herodotus). Spartans gave the Greeks enough time to hold off Persaians and preserve Athens and early Western democracy...
Oddly enough, it's by Steven Pressfield, who wrote The Legend of Bagger Vance.
That sounds like a winner. I'll have to make a note of it.