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The Centurions

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by Jean Larteguy
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The Centurions by Jean Larteguy

The military cult classic with resonance to the wars in Iraq and Vietnam—now back in print

When The Centurions was first published in 1960, readers were riveted by the thrilling account of soldiers fighting for survival in hostile environments. They were equally transfixed by the chilling moral question the novel posed: how to fight when the "age of heroics is over." As relevant today as it was half a century ago, The Centurions is a gripping military adventure, an extended symposium on waging war in a new global order, and an essential investigation of the ethics of counterinsurgency. Featuring a foreword by renowned military expert Robert D. Kaplan, this important wartime novel will again spark debate about controversial tactics in hot spots around the world.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 544
Size: 993 KB
Publisher: Penguin Classic
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9780698151178 (DRM-EPUB)

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