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. DJ has light wear. Clean. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : 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 Algeria’s independence, and yet—as Alistair Horne argues in his new preface to his now-classic work of history—its repercussions continue to be felt not only in Algeria and France, but throughout the world. Indeed from today’s 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 Baghdad—struggles 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 historian’s art.
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Titre : A Savage War of Peace : Algeria, 1954-1962
Éditeur : Viking Press
Date d'édition : 1978
Reliure : Hard Cover/Boards
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : First Edition
Description du livre Penguin Publishing Group. Hardcover. État : Fair. N° de réf. du libraire G0670619647I5N00
Description du livre Viking Adult. Hardcover. État : GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. N° de réf. du libraire 2807415548
Description du livre Mar 27, 1978. État : Used: Good. A few pages in middle of text ruffled from water damage, else clean copy with jacket, 1978 Viking HB. N° de réf. du libraire F9G-T7Z-W7F-80q
Description du livre Viking Adult, 1978. Hardcover. État : Acceptable. Noticeable wear with minor damp-staining along border of book, but visual defect only: no stickiness, scent, etc. and *Does Not Affect Text or Use of Book or Dust Jacket.* Interior is free from markings. SHIPS WITHIN 24 HOURS! Tracking Provided. DHL processing & USPS delivery for an average of 3-5 Day Standard & 2-3 Day Expedited! FREE INSURANCE! Fast & Personal Support! Careful Packaging. No Hassle, Full Refund Return Policy!. N° de réf. du libraire mon0000703224
Description du livre Viking Adult, 1978. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : very good. Hardcover. Minor wear to the dust jacket. Little cover wear. Clean unmarked text. Tight binding. ** WE SHIP DAILY (Mon-Fri) ** Free Tracking Information. N° de réf. du libraire mon0000061599
Description du livre Viking Adult, 1978. Hardcover. État : Used: Very Good. Clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Ships daily. N° de réf. du libraire 1001270039
Description du livre Viking Adult, 1978. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0670619647
Description du livre Viking Adult, 1978. Hardcover. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good+. Clean, tight and attractive. Small; 9.10 X 6.20 X 1.80 inches; 604 pages Very Good+ snag-tear on rear of unclipped DJ. (23-8). N° de réf. du libraire 70365
Description du livre Viking, U.S.A., 1978. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. 1st Edition. very nice copy. N° de réf. du libraire 029779
Description du livre Viking Adult, 1978. Hardcover. État : Used: Like New. Clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. Hardcover and dust jacket. 604 pages,  leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm. Contents: pt. 1. Prelude, 1830-1954: "A town of no great interest" ; "Ici, c'est la France" ; In the middle of the ford --pt. 2. The war, 1954-1958: All Saint's Day, 1954 ; The sorcerer's cauldron ; The F.L.N. : from Bandung to Soummam ; The second fronts of Guy Mollet ; "Why we must win" ; The Battle of Algiers ; Lost round for the F.L.N. ; The world takes notice ; Le dernier quart d'heure --pt. 3. The hardest of all victories, 1958-1962: A kind of resurrection ; "Je vous ai compris" ; The F.L.N. holds its breath ; Neither the djebel nor the night ; "Aux barricades!" ; "This prince of ambiguity" ; Revolution in the revolution ; De Gaulle caught in the draught ; The generals' putsch ; Overtures for peace ; The suitcase or the coffin ; Exodus ; The page is turned. N° de réf. du libraire 81241749