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A Savage War of Peace : Algeria, 1954-1962

Horne, Alistair

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ISBN 10: 0670619647 / ISBN 13: 9780670619641
Edité par Viking Press, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1978
Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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604 pages with b&w photographs. Still shrink wrapped. Presents the first full history of the Algerian war, from the All-Saints'-Day rebellion of November 1, 1954, to the election of an independent Algerian government in July 1962. He masterfully weaves the complex strands of this story into a narrative of relentless fascination; the war itself in all its military and political aspects; the constant struggles within the F.L.N.; the profound revolution within Algerian Muslim society; the revolution in the French army in Algeria; the near civil war among the Europeans in Algeria, which culminated in the horrors of the O.A.S. and which threatened to spill over into Metropolitan France. The revoluton of the war moves into the external political arena -- on the rostrum of the United Nations and platforms of the Third World and in the councils of both Western and Eastern blocs. The French Foreign Legion's 1er R.E.P. (Premier Regiment Etranger Parachutiste) participated in the revolution against independence. Clean. N° de réf. du libraire 008830

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Titre : A Savage War of Peace : Algeria, 1954-1962

Éditeur : Viking Press, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Date d'édition : 1978

Reliure : Hard Cover/Boards

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine

Edition : First Edition

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The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It caused the fall of six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, 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 state torture.

At the time, this brutal and intractable conflict seemed like a French affair. But from the perspective of half a century, it looks less like the last colonial war than the first postmodern one: a full-dress rehearsal for the sort of amorphous struggle that convulsed the Balkans in the 1990s and that now ravages the Middle East--struggles in which religion, nationalism, imperialism, and terrorism assume previously unimagined degrees of intensity.

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