The Centurions
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The Centurions

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 131 x 197 x 23mm | 378g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0143107445
  • 9780143107446
  • 83,865

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It's impossible to fully comprehend the emotional impact of combat without having lived it. But reading The Centurions is a pretty good substitute * Slate *
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About Jean Larteguy

JEAN LARTEGUY (1920-2011) is the penname of Jean Pierre Lucien Osty, who served as a soldier in Korea and North Africa before becoming a distinguished journalist and novelist.
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