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978-1-59017-218-6 / 1590172183

A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 (New York Review Books Classics)

by Horne, Alistair

Publisher:NYRB Classics

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It brought down six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, returned de Gaulle to power, and came close to provoking a civil war on French soil. More than a million Muslim Algerians died in the conflict and as many European settlers were driven into exile. Above all, the war was marked by an unholy marriage of revolutionary terror and repressive torture.

Nearly a half century has passed since this savagely fought war ended in Algerias independence, and yetas Alistair Horne argues in his new preface to his now-classic work of historyits repercussions continue to be felt not only in Algeria and France, but throughout the world. Indeed from todays vantage point the Algerian War looks like a full-dress rehearsal for the sort of amorphous struggle that convulsed the Balkans in the 1990s and that now ravages the Middle East, from Beirut to Baghdadstruggles in which questions of religion, nationalism, imperialism, and terrorism take on a new and increasingly lethal intensity.

A Savage War of Peace is the definitive history of the Algerian War, a book that brings that terrible and complicated struggle to life with intelligence, assurance, and unflagging momentum. It is essential reading for our own violent times as well as a lasting monument to the historians art.

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