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The Centurions

The Centurions (Paperback)

By Larteguy, Jean
Translated by Fielding, Xan
Introduction by Kaplan, Robert D.

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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 th...e 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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ISBN 9780143107446
Released NZ 15 Jan 2017
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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Language English (translated from: French)
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ISBN-13 9780143107446
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Released 15 Jan 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Language English
Translated from French
Author(s) By Larteguy, Jean
Translated by Fielding, Xan
Introduction by Kaplan, Robert D.
Category General & Literary Fiction
Vietnam War fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 544
Dimensions Width: 133mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 843.914
Weight 370g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Prisoners of war - France, Prisoners of war - Indochina, Indochinese War, 1946-1954 - Fiction - Prisoners and prisons, Indochinese War, 1946-1954 - Fiction, Algeria - Fiction - History - Revolution, 1954-1962
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade