2 edition of The Last of the Centurions found in the catalog.
The Last of the Centurions
by Carlton Press, inc.
Written in English
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Which is the in-story tagline for the "Centurions" TV show and the last line of the book. Any additional comments? I cannot emphasize how much I love this book. I've bought the paperback as a result of the audiobook to lend to people that won't try audiobooks. This book is post-apocalyptic survival (without zombies) at its best. Pete, who died Wednesday at 85, was an internationalist, a prolific writer of books, both fiction and nonfiction, and one of the most versatile journalists of his generation, writing long-form.
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The Last Centurion is a memoir of one possible future, a world that is a darkling mirror of our own. Written “blog-style,” it pulls no punches in its descriptions of junk science, bad strategy and organic farming not to mention all three at once.
The Amazon Book Review /5(). A little preachy, especially the section Book 3, The New Centurions. About how the last Centurion or Bandit 6, had to fix American society just he had the Middle East, in order to get from Iran to the Mediterranean at Istanbul Turkey.4/5.
The Last Centurion is a stand-alone novel by John Ringo. It is written in " blog style" from the point of view of a U.S.
Army officer known as "Bandit Six". The novel is set in a post apocalyptic world that has been ravaged by a brief ice age and : John Ringo. A fanstastic book. Jean Larteguy`s The Centurions does for the mids French empire what Count Leo Tolstoy does for the Russian Empire with War and Peace.
The Centurions is a hard read at times due to the violent subject matter, but it is a brilliant novel/5(). When Rome fell to barbarian invaders, there were less than five hundred qualified Centurions.
Not because Rome had fewer people but because it had fewer willing to make the sacrifices. And the last Centurions left their shields in the heather and took a barbarian bride We are /5. The best books of the 21st century In his Olympian history of humanity, Harari documents the numerous revolutions Homo sapiens has undergone over the last.
The book covers the 20th century history of Czechoslovakia (now two countries) through the life of what was, most likely, the last palace built in Europe.
The story begins with the Petschek family and ends with the author's taking up residence in their palace/home as the US Ambassador to the Czech Republic /5().
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