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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.

©1960 Presses de la Cite, an imprint of Place de Editeurs; translation copyright 1961 by Penguin Group (USA) LLC and The Random House Group; Foreword copyright 2007, 2015 by Robert D. Kaplan (P)2018 Tantor

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