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The praetorians

Author: Jean Lartéguy; Xan Fielding; Stanley McChrystal
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2016.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jean Larteguy's unflinching sequel to The Centurions, a searing novel of modern warfare admired by military experts, with a foreword by General Stanley McChrystal. Based on the events of May 1958 in France and Algeria, The Praetorians picks up in the footsteps of The Centurions, which was called "a stunning reflection of modern war" by Stanley McChrystal. After turning to tactics of guerilla warfare, a group of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War stories
Political fiction
Fiction
History
War fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Lartéguy; Xan Fielding; Stanley McChrystal
ISBN: 9780143110231 0143110233
OCLC Number: 922155662
Description: 362 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Prétoriens.
Responsibility: Jean Lartéguy ; translated by Xan Fielding ; foreword by General Stanley McChrystal, (U.S. Army, Retired).
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"Jean Larteguy's unflinching sequel to The Centurions, a searing novel of modern warfare admired by military experts, with a foreword by General Stanley McChrystal. Based on the events of May 1958 in France and Algeria, The Praetorians picks up in the footsteps of The Centurions, which was called "a stunning reflection of modern war" by Stanley McChrystal. After turning to tactics of guerilla warfare, a group of French paratroopers serving in the Algerian War is called to answer for actions they consider necessary, however immoral. Fearing another loss of French honor, they plot a coup that results in the return to power of Charles de Gaulle and the death of one of their own. With resonance to modern conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, The Praetorians further develops some of Larteguy's most persistent and pertinent themes: counterinsurgency, the ugly, morally conflicted nature of modern war, and the seemingly unbridgeable gulf between the experiences of soldiers and of the civilians they serve."--

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