The CenturionThe Centurion



A crucial encounter tests his allegiances, and he must decide who he is, what is real, and what is worth dying for. This work of historical fiction includes an extensive annotated section of sources.

Author: Ken Gire

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802485144

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Page: 368

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An ambitious Roman soldier. A stunning crucifixion. An unlikely romance. A long war and a chance reunion—the moving parts that make The Centurion a gripping story of love, duty, and sacrifice. Lucius has always dreamed of military conquest and Roman glory. Little does he know how a routine crucifixion will change him forever. Curious about this “King of the Jews,” Lucius seeks out His followers and falls for one named Mary Magdalene. But all is interrupted when Lucius is called to lead military campaigns. There the hardships of war, year after year, wear him down to nearly nothing. When Lucius finally returns to Rome, the city has lost its allure. A chance encounter tests his allegiances, and he must decide who he is, what is real, and what is worth dying for. This work of historical fiction includes an extensive annotated list of sources.

Lepidus the CenturionLepidus the Centurion



This version includes the full text of the 1901 edition, a short biography of the author and the complete bibliography of Arnold's fictional and non-fictional works.

Author: Edwin Lester Arnold

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781387055265

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A classic historical fantasy revolving around immortality, a theme that was dear to Edwin Lester Arnold and the writers of the late 19th Century. Marcus Lepidus accepts the position of Centurion to be near the maiden he was in love with, only to meet a premature death. Centuries later, he is brought back to life and finds himself in world much different from his own and while he tries to adapt to his new life he also offers a unique view on the modern and perhaps more civilized world. Mystery, history and romance mix in a tale that overcomes the boundaries of time. This version includes the full text of the 1901 edition, a short biography of the author and the complete bibliography of Arnold's fictional and non-fictional works.

The Centurion s WomanThe Centurion s Woman



The Centurion’s Woman continues in this second book, Warrior, with Minerva’s 1st now on the march to Illyria and the rebellion that is waiting for them if they arrive.

Author: Amanda Flieder

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525505003

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Page: 235

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Twenty-First Century Survivalist, Alexandria “Alex” Moldovan, is wounded and sitting in a cart on the way to Illyria – but in 5 AD. The lost daughter of Avilius Tacito Severus is traveling through Germania Inferior under the protection of her husband’s commander: First File Verus Celsus Calix. Headstrong and obstinate, Alex challenges Verus at every turn, right in front of his men, leaving the Legionnaires with a growing respect for this fiery and highly skilled female warrior. Centurion Ixillius Traversi lost everything. Disowned without reason, he finds himself disgraced as he attempts to prevent Centurion Aquilus Naevius, heir presumptive of Alex’s father Avilius, from taking and possibly murdering Alex: the rightful heir to Avilius, the slave Ixillius won through battle, and the wife he no longer has the social status to keep. At the beginning of the long march to Illyria, a battle of wills begins as both Centurions try to gain the upper hand, while Alex seeks to reunite with her father and still hold on to her husband. The Centurion’s Woman continues in this second book, Warrior, with Minerva’s 1st now on the march to Illyria and the rebellion that is waiting for them if they arrive...

Log of the Centurion Based on the Original Papers of Captain Philip Saumarez on Board HMS Centurion Lord Anson s Flagship During His CircuLog of the Centurion Based on the Original Papers of Captain Philip Saumarez on Board HMS Centurion Lord Anson s Flagship During His Circu



" Christopher Lloyd, former Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich "It is an absorbing tale ... The merit of this book lies in its realistic evocation of the mid-18th century.

Author: Philip Saumarez

Publisher:

ISBN: 1913518035

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Page: 260

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Fascinated about the expeditions of Sir Francis Drake and Captain James Cook? Then you'll love this account of the Centurion's circumnavigation of the globe, one of the greatest accomplishments in the history of maritime exploration and naval warfare. In 1740, George Anson and his fleet set off to harass Spanish commerce in the Pacific and attack towns on the coasts of Chile and Peru. Four years later, over half the men had died and of the seven ships which left Portsmouth only the Centurion had completed its objective of attacking Spanish possessions around the globe. Although this journey came at the cost of numerous lives and ships, the Centurion had succeeded in capturing the biggest prize of all time, the Acapulco galleon. Captain Philip Saumarez kept a daily record of the voyage around the world in his four log books, which along with a wealth of letters and documents give brilliant insight into life aboard these ships. Leo Heaps has compiled and edited these manuscripts to provide a complete chronicle of the expedition which saw men decimated by scurvy, mutinies among marooned sailors, ships battered by mountainous waves around Cape Horn and eventual glory in the capture of the gold-laden Nuestra Señora de la Covadonga. Log of the Centurion is a unique account of a daring maritime expedition across the high seas of the globe in the mid-eighteenth century. "It is a tribute to her officers that she not only captured the greatest prize at sea, but that she returned at all." Christopher Lloyd, former Professor of History at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich "It is an absorbing tale ... The merit of this book lies in its realistic evocation of the mid-18th century. We have fine descriptions of China and the delicate negotiations conducted with the Manchus for supplies and repairs. Patagonia, Juan Fernandez (Crusoe's island), Madeira, and other exotic places are vividly described." Regis A. Courtemanche, History: Reviews of New Books

The Centurion s EmpireThe Centurion s Empire



In the year that Mount Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii, the Roman Centurion Vitellan set off for the twenty-first century as Imperial Rome's last human-powered time machine.

Author: Sean Mcmullen

Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

ISBN: 9781466822504

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Page: 416

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In the year that Mount Vesuvius destroyed Pompeii, the Roman Centurion Vitellan set off for the twenty-first century as Imperial Rome's last human-powered time machine. He killed an unfaithful lover by just letting her grow old, but her hate pursued him across seven centuries. In 1358 he stood with a few dozen knights against an army of nine thousand to defend the life of a beautiful countess...and earned a love that would conquer death. Now Vitellan has awakened in the twenty-first century, a bewildered fugitive, betrayed and hunted in a world where minds and bodies are swapped and memories are bought, sold, and read like books. But worst of all, a deadly enemy from the fourteenth century is still very much alive--and closing in. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Observations on the Centurion Shield 90 ExerciseObservations on the Centurion Shield 90 Exercise



The emphasis is on the lessons learned from the Centurion Shield 90 ( CS 90 ) exercise , which is the large - scale field exercise associated with the ...

Author: Patrick D. Allen

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000027203896

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Page: 73

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Large-scale field exercises, such as those conducted by U.S. and NATO forces in Germany, are economically and politically costly. One of the more obvious negative aspects of such exercises is maneuver damage -- the damage to civilian crops and property caused by units maneuvering over private and public property during training. The use of more simulations and less combat equipment is one way to reduce the maneuver damage and operating costs of an exercise. Simulations also tend to train personnel in certain functional areas better than more traditional training methods, such as field exercises. In January 1990, the United States Army, Europe (USAREUR) mounted one of its major periodic exercises, Return of Forces to Germany (REFORGER). As part of the 1990 REFORGER, Army personnel engaged in an innovative field training exercise, Centurion Shield 90 (CS 90), which was conducted from 15 to 26 January. CS 90 was the second in a series of experiments carried out by USAREUR that combined live and simulated units in a single exercise. A small number of units, mainly light infantry, were deployed in Field Training Exercise (FTX) mode, while the bulk of the two opposing units were deployed in Command Field Exercise (CFX) mode. In the latter mode, wheeled vehicles are deployed to stand for their respective companies and batteries. Simulated forces were played in three separate combat simulations: the ground combat model (GRWSIM) and air combat model (AWSIM) of the Warrior Preparation Center (WPC), and the Corps Battle Simulation (CBS) of the U.S. Army. This Note documents RAND's observations of the CS 90 experience and the issues and recommendations that emerged from it. The authors' focus is on the simulation interfaces, including simulations linked with each other and with units on the ground. Preliminary results indicate that using simulations improves the quality of training in several functional areas, but this improvement is difficult to measure. (1 table, 2 figure7.

The CenturionThe Centurion



Martin Harinxma brings a new level of understanding to his research on the Roman Empire in Britain when he discovers that his hobby of divining water also allows him to travel back in time.

Author: Jan De Hartog

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 0060390948

Category:

Page: 286

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Martin Harinxma brings a new level of understanding to his research on the Roman Empire in Britain when he discovers that his hobby of divining water also allows him to travel back in time.

The Centurion s WifeThe Centurion s Wife



Janette Oke has dreamed for years of retelling a story in a biblical time frame from a female protagonist's perspective, and Davis Bunn is elated to be working with her again on this sweeping saga of the dramatic events surrounding the ...

Author: Janette Oke

Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

ISBN: 0764205145

Category:

Page: 384

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Janette Oke has dreamed for years of retelling a story in a biblical time frame from a female protagonist's perspective, and Davis Bunn is elated to be working with her again on this sweeping saga of the dramatic events surrounding the birth of Christianity...and the very personal story of Leah, a young Jewess of mixed heritage trapped in a vortex of competing political agendas and private trauma. Caught up in the maelstrom following the death of an obscure rabbi in the Roman backwater of first-century Palestine, Leah finds herself also engulfed in her own turmoil--facing the prospect of an arranged marriage to a Roman soldier, Alban, who seems to care for nothing but his own ambitions. Head of the garrison near Galilee, he has been assigned by Palestine's governor to ferret out the truth behind rumors of a political execution gone awry. Leah's mistress, the governor's wife, secretly commissions Leah also to discover what really has become of this man whose death--and missing body--is causing such furor. This epic drama is threaded with the tale of an unlikely romance and framed with dangers and betrayals from unexpected sources. At its core, The Centurion's Wife unfolds the testing of loyalties--between two young people whose inner searchings they cannot express, between their irreconcilable heritages, and ultimately between their humanity and the Divine they yearn to encounter.

The Centurion TankThe Centurion Tank



He tells the story from the design brief of 1943, through testing and trials to the tank’s entry into service.

Author: Brian Delf

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783378623

Category:

Page: 128

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Few tank designs have been as effective, versatile and long-lived as that of the British Centurion. Conceived during the Second World War as the answer to the superior German Tiger and Panther tanks and to the lethal 88mm gun, this 52-ton main battle tank incorporated the lessons British designers had learned about armored fighting vehicles during the conflict, and it was free of the major faults that had impaired the other British tank designs of the time. The Centurion was so successful that it served in the British Army and in numerous other armies across the world from 1945 until the 1990s.Pat Wares highly illustrated history of this remarkable tank covers its design and development, its technical specifications and the many variants that were produced. He tells the story from the design brief of 1943, through testing and trials to the tanks entry into service. In addition, he traces the course of the Centurions subsequent career, as it was up-dated, up-gunned and adapted to operate in varied conditions and conflicts all over the world including Korea, the Indo-Pakistan wars, Vietnam and the Arab-Israeli wars. His expert account of this remarkable fighting vehicle is accompanied by a series of color plates showing the main variants of the design and the common ancillary equipment and unit markings. His book is an essential work of reference for enthusiasts.

Song of the CenturionSong of the Centurion



Battle-scarred, and mourning the loss of a loved one, Bellicus has learned from bitter experience that the gods rarely make things easy.

Author: Steven A. McKay

Publisher:

ISBN: 1690148829

Category:

Page: 143

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Autumn, AD 430. After the Princess Catia's disappearance, and Bellicus's adventures trailing her Saxon abductors south to the fabled Hanging Stones, the giant warrior-druid is finally returning home. Battle-scarred, and mourning the loss of a loved one, Bellicus has learned from bitter experience that the gods rarely make things easy. Even if he can evade Horsa's vengeful pursuit and get back to the North safely, his troubles may be far from over.In a land beset by the rivalries of petty warlords, Dun Breatann has stood solid and secure for untold generations. Trouble brews though as King Coroticus has cracked under the pressure of his daughter's abduction. When the king's rage finally boils over during a winter feast, Bellicus finds himself with two choices: accept exile, or complete another seemingly impossible undertaking. So much for the returning hero...Accompanied by his massive war-dog, Cai, and the former centurion, Duro - who has his own painful issues to contend with - Bellicus must somehow survive a journey east into enemy-held lands.Folklore, superstition, the healing power of song, and even a wondrous white stag will all play a part in the companions' continuing adventures, but armies are gathering and, when spring returns, the people of Dun Breatann will surely find themselves under siege once again.Will their legendary warrior-druid be there to help defend them this time, or will the new ways sweep away the old, once and for all? Find out in Song of the Centurion, the action-packed sequel to 2018's The Druid!

The CenturionThe Centurion



The Centurion is an impressive debut.

Author: John Stewart

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781782127994

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The ageing Emperor Tiberius, in his fortress-villa on the island of Capri, still rules his empire. He knows he must choose his successor. Should it be the woefully inexperienced young Caligula, or someone with power and might? In Rome, the powerful Sejanus, Prefect of the Praetorial Guard, is plotting and waiting - impatiently. Tiberius sends the Tribune, Lucius Gracchus Valerius, to the East to rally the legions on his behalf and to seek support among the people, especially in the troublesome region of Judea. Pontius Pilate, the Procurator and a friend of Sejanus, must be secured. He, however, has his own troubles. A new teacher has appeared, Jesus, whose message and following is unsettling the Jewish establishment. Lucius meets the Centurion, Marcus Tullus, an expert on the area and its people and, as a Roman, unique in having the respect and affection of the Jews. Unique, too, in that he is drawn to the teachings of the prophet Jesus, whose life is reaching its climax. Together, the two must thwart the plans of Sejanus' own legate, as well as resolve the conflicting personal loyalties that confront them. Set amidst the vast panorama and intrigue of the Roman Empire, this scholarly and compelling first novel, its narrative interwoven with threads of early Christian, Platonic, and Eastern thought, vividly recreates the reality and insecurity of Roman rule at the time of the Crucifixion. The Centurion is an impressive debut.

The CenturionThe Centurion



This is horror fiction that ranks right up there with the best in the genre, and will surely please horror fans, or anyone who just loves a good story well told. The Centurion is one horror page-turner best read with the lights on.

Author: B. Michael Scallan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440168499

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Page: 140

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The Centurion by author B. Michael Scallan tells the frightening and chilling story of Dr. Cole Stevens, a prominent and well-placed scientist on the verge of unheard of success. But, when Dr. Stevens is diagnosed with a strange sleep disorder, he finds his nightmares and reality colliding, turning an innocent vacation into a fight for his life, and his soul. Accused of a grizzly murder, Dr. Stevens finds himself in a race to uncover the dark truth behind his horrifying visions, and the murder he is accused of committing, never suspecting the cataclysmic path that awaits him and the lives that hang in the balance. Written in masterful, dramatic prose, author Scallan has written a novel that pushes all the right buttons horror fans expect, while building multi-dimensional characters and flawless plotting that will keep any reader spell-bound. This is horror fiction that ranks right up there with the best in the genre, and will surely please horror fans, or anyone who just loves a good story well told. The Centurion is one horror page-turner best read with the lights on.

The Centurion PrinciplesThe Centurion Principles



Rather than long lists of principles and ideas with explanations, this book teaches leadership concepts through captivating models, revealing the "hows" and "whys" of leaders making decisions during their most difficult hours.

Author: Jeff O'Leary

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9781418536725

Category:

Page: 256

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The Centurion Principles approaches leadership in a fresh and compelling way for leaders at all levels of responsibility. Rather than long lists of principles and ideas with explanations, this book teaches leadership concepts through captivating models, revealing the "hows" and "whys" of leaders making decisions during their most difficult hours. This approach of placing readers in the shoes of decision makers provides a realistic and gripping application of leadership principles. The book is designed to motivate a reader into becoming the kind of leader that will leave a stirring legacy-a Centurion Leader. New York Times bestselling author Colonel Jeff O'Leary (ret.) illuminates the defining moments of great leaders, including Julius Caesar, Joan of Arc, and Abraham Lincoln.

The Centurion s WomanThe Centurion s Woman



Alexandria “Alex” Moldovan fell asleep at a work retreat and woke up in the same place, just not in the right time.

Author: Amanda Flieder

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460292785

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Page:

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Alexandria “Alex” Moldovan fell asleep at a work retreat and woke up in the same place, just not in the right time. The situation improves when she’s inadvertently rescued by a Roman Centurion, and as long as she can keep her wits – and his affections – she might just survive this. But trading one slave class for another doesn’t help with the trouble that always seems to find her… Ixillius Traversi had been leading his century on a routine razing, but the slave he found imprisoned, injured and starved in the village is anything but typical. That she was alive seemed barely possible, and then she’d saved his life… and she wasn’t afraid of him. He claimed the woman who called herself Alex as his slave, be it a curse or a blessing, but he still needs to know one thing: who is she? The Centurion’s Woman is set in Germania Inferior circa 5 AD, and Maiden discovers that a two thousand year culture shock may be the easiest problem to overcome, but it won’t be the last…

Soldier of Rome the CenturionSoldier of Rome the Centurion



**Revised 2012 Edition**In the year 28 A.D. the people of Frisia, a previously loyal province, were suffering under the oppression of the Roman magistrate, a former Centurion named Olennius.

Author: James Mace

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 147524231X

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Page: 308

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**Revised 2012 Edition** In the year 28 A.D. the people of Frisia, a previously loyal province, were suffering under the oppression of the Roman magistrate, a former Centurion named Olennius. So blinded by greed had he become, that he taxed the populous well beyond their means to produce. Now impoverished and risking starvation, the Frisians did the unspeakable and sought open rebellion as their only means of survival. The Emperor Tiberius, now living in self-imposed isolation on the isle of Capri, is deeply troubled upon hearing that such a staunchly loyal province would seek to throw off the rule of Rome. Nevertheless, he orders the mobilization of the Army of the Rhine to suppress the Frisians back into docile submission, never knowing the real reason as to the origin of the rebellion. As the Twentieth Legion marches north into Frisia on its first major campaign in eight years, Centurion Artorius finds himself facing his first major battle since taking over his Century. Years of relative peace, combined with the mass discharges of many of his veteran soldiers, have left the ranks filled with a number of young and inexperienced legionaries. For over a third of his men this will be their first action. The Frisians, in their desperation, know that they face death either by starvation in peace or slaughter on the battlefield. For Artorius and his legionaries the crucible of war will end in heartbreak; for only after the devastation of battle does the truth arise.

The CenturionThe Centurion



From his perch, Rephaim also watched the Centurion and the Reaper. He had been meaning to contact the Centurion for quite some time.

Author: Sean Patrick Little

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595876044

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Page: 248

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In 1943, Jerald C. McIntire is supposed to die in a grenade explosion in the Ardennes forest in World War II. He miraculously survives, but from that point on Jerry no longer needs to eat or sleep, he has no emotions, and he never ages. After several suicide attempts, Jerry discovers he can't die. But how is this possible? Nearly twenty years after his first brush with death, Jerry learns that he somehow broke the realm of the natural order. Even God Himself isn't sure how it happened, but Jerry is the only man ever born without a soul. The archangel Michael informs him that in the Soul War, good and evil are bound by certain laws and honor checks. Jerry, however, is bound by nothing and can therefore serve as the Master's Centurion-an agent of God bestowed with the name Jericho. Jericho roams the streets of New York City, keeping order between the agents of Heaven and Hell, the angelus and the demonata. When a rogue deity, an ancient Hittite dragon god, comes to Earth and begins preying on both angels and demons, Jericho must step in to maintain the balance. But he stumbles into a much larger plot-one that threatens to irreparably damage the Balance of the Soul War and end all things.

The CenturionThe Centurion



Each centurion, beginning with Century Six, was to lead his unit across the platform so that I could bid farewell to each legionnaire.

Author: Joe Mack High

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781480865464

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Page: 366

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In the days of the Roman Empire, Animuss family was not landowners, but part of the land with the forests and fields. Animus has never been away from home. But when the land can no longer support his family, he travels to Tarsus to join Pompeys navy and fights in the war against Cilician pirates threatening grain shipments and other goods destined for Rome. After Animus sets into motion events that ultimately transform him into a landowner and lift his family from poverty, his son, Cyrus, attends the University of Tarsus, marries well, and provides an environment that further prepares his own son, Cornelius, for his destiny. When Cornelius joins the Roman legion and becomes First Centurion of the Tenth Legion under Pontius Pilate, he befriends Jesus. The intertwining paths of these two men bring them together for a final encounter when Cornelius requests that Pilate put him in command of the crucifixion party. The Centurion: A Tale of the Crucifixion traces three generations in an adventurous, thought-provoking story as a Roman soldier sets out on a journey of self-discovery to meet his destiny.

The Centurion TankThe Centurion Tank



this praise and notwithstanding that the Centurion had acquitted itselfwell in almost every practical respect, it appeared that the service life ofthe ...

Author: Pat Ware

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781781590119

Category:

Page: 127

View: 835

Few tank designs have been as effective, versatile and long-lived as that of the British Centurion. Conceived during the Second World War as the answer to the superior German Tiger and Panther tanks and to the lethal 88mm gun, this 52-ton main battle tank incorporated the lessons British designers had learned about armored fighting vehicles during the conflict, and it was free of the major faults that had impaired the other British tank designs of the time. The Centurion was so successful that it served in the British Army and in numerous other armies across the world from 1945 until the 1990s.Pat Ware s highly illustrated history of this remarkable tank covers its design and development, its technical specifications and the many variants that were produced. He tells the story from the design brief of 1943, through testing and trials to the tank s entry into service. In addition, he traces the course of the Centurion s subsequent career, as it was up-dated, up-gunned and adapted to operate in varied conditions and conflicts all over the world including Korea, the Indo-Pakistan wars, Vietnam and the Arab-Israeli wars. His expert account of this remarkable fighting vehicle is accompanied by a series of color plates showing the main variants of the design and the common ancillary equipment and unit markings. His book is an essential work of reference for enthusiasts."