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The Centurions

Author: Jean Lartéguy; Xan Fielding; Robert D Kaplan
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2015.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As a POW in a notorious Indochina prison camp, French Lt. Col. Pierre Raspéguy studies the political and military strategies of his captors, the Viet Minh. After his release, Raspéguy finds himself estranged from an unsympathetic public at home and joins a paratrooper unit in Algeria. Again facing an enemy free to fight without rules, he begins to use his newly learned guerrilla tactics--tactics out of step with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
War stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Lartéguy; Xan Fielding; Robert D Kaplan
ISBN: 9780143107446 0143107445
OCLC Number: 892041302
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Hutchinson & Co., 1961 ; United States : E.P. Dutton & Co., 1962.
Description: xiv, 519 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Centurions.
Responsibility: Jean Lartèguy ; translated by Xan Fielding ; foreword by Robert D. Kaplan.

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Offering a military adventure, an extended symposium on waging war in a new global order, and an essential investigation of the ethics of counterinsurgency, this wartime novel is about controversial  Read more...

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