wombat_socho (wombat_socho) wrote,
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Good news/bad news

Good news: The Centurions is finally back in print.

Bad news: It's a $59.95 hardback. I loved the book, but not $60 worth. Here's hoping they release a Kindle version as well, to say nothing of one for The Praetorians, the sequel. You can't even get the books in their original French editions on amazon.fr, which actually doesn't surprise me too much. I can't imagine too many French care to be reminded of the long, bloody wars in Indochina and Algeria or the mutiny among their elite troops that followed when DeGaulle pulled out of Algeria.

Bizarrely, the Anthony Quinn movie Lost Command, made by eliding both books together into one screenplay, is still available, and on DVD to boot.
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