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The Centurions

The Centurions

By Jean Larteguy

Paperback / softback | ISBN 9780143107446

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A cult military classic with resonance to the wars in Vietname and Iraq, and studied by David Petraeus, Stanley McChrystal, and the Green Berets. Long out-of-print, this is new to Penguin Classics with a foreword by military and foreign policy expert Robert D. Kaplan.

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

WhenThe Centurionswas 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 Centurionsis 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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780143107446
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 544
Width (mm): 130
Height (mm): 196
Depth (mm): 30

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