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by Alistair Horne

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Author: Alistair Horne
ISBN: 0333669517
ISBN13: 978-0333669518
Language: English
Publisher: Papermac; 2Rev Ed edition (1996)
Pages: 608
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ALISTAIR HORNE is the author of eighteen previous books, including A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962, The . Allistair Horne has taken no pains in his classic study of the French conflict in Algeria from 1954-62

ALISTAIR HORNE is the author of eighteen previous books, including A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962, The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916, How Far from Austerlitz?: Napoleon 1805-1815 and the official biography of British prime minister Harold Macmillan. He is a fellow at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, and lives in Oxfordshire. Allistair Horne has taken no pains in his classic study of the French conflict in Algeria from 1954-62. Horne takes the reader into the thought processes of the civilian leaders in Paris and the French military leaders as well as the various Algerian groups that vied for influence.

His books include Back into Power; Small Earthquake in Chile; The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916 ; and The Seven Ages of Paris. A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954–62 won both the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Prize and the Wolfson History Award in 1978, and he is the official biographer of Harold Macmillan. In 1992 he was awarded the CBE; in 1993 he received the French Légion d’Honneur for his work on French history and a Litt. from Cambridge University. Библиографические данные.

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, intractable conflict seemed like a French affair.

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A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916. Horne's 1977 book A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954–1962 received the Wolfson Prize in 1978. Following the 2003 American invasion of Iraq, A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954–1962 came to be of much interest to American military officers, having been recommended to . President George W. Bush by Kissinger. In October 2006 the book was republished and in January 2007, by phone from his home in England, Horne was invited to take part in an Iraq War discussion panel on the Charlie Rose Show on PBS.

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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Anazan
Alistair Horne's brilliant history of the Algerian War is one of the best books of its kind ever written. And this updated edition is particularly well-packaged and attractive to the modern reader for whom the Algerian War might otherwise be a mere asterisk on the bloody history of mid-twentieth century anti-colonial wars. The cover blurbs on this edition suggest it should have been read by planners prior to the US war in Iraq. Not sure I agree since the Iraq War was no colonial war but a straight up invasion and occupation of a country deemed belligerent to US interests. What made Algeria so unique was the 130 years of back-story in which Algeria was adopted as "an integral part of Metropolitan France." It was a marriage that went sour and the ensuing war pitted brother against brother. Many decorated French Muslim national war heroes fought on both sides; patriotic pied noir Algerians fought both the FLN/Muslims and French government simultaneously; and some of France's greatest military leaders turned on their civilian masters in Paris in order to "save the army," "save French Algeria" and/or "save the Republic." There was nothing quite like it. Some people are dissatisfied with this book because it's "Eurocentric" or "biased against France." This is all nonsense. Horne wrote with the resources available to him. Independent Algeria and it's original "external" leaders were not cooperative sources. Nor were the many French military and civil leaders for whom the war meant humiliation and shame. Horne's approach is as balanced as possible considering his post-conflict sources. Once I reached the events of May 1958, I began reading Larteguy's "The Praetorians" simultaneously with this book. It helped put it all together in a dramatic way. If you have the time and energy, I recommend the same exercise. What most historians miss, although Horne gives all the evidence here, is that the FLN insurrection was nothing more than the resurgence of latent Islamic Jihad against the West -- under the guise of Marxist, Anti-Colonial Nationalism. The FLN took the long view of the war as a continuation of a long struggle against "Christian" Europe. Marxism empowered the non-existent Algerian people to think in terms of a war of national liberation. But Algeria was an artificial construct of the occupying French. It's people were not Algerian but European, Arab or Kabyle (Berber). It was a mixture that French nationalism and culture could never keep together. Today's pan-Islamic radicalism ignores the barriers of nationalism erected around the Muslim world by the Western Powers after the defeat of the Ottomans. In this idea, A Savage War of Peace is a tremendous memoir of the failure of colonialism to "civilize" the Muslim world with European national culture. For this very reason I heartily recommend this book to everyone who wants to understand the resurgence of jihad and Islamic insurrection in the 21st Century.
Mogelv
A book from a good historian writer. Sometimes has the British tendency to pick on the French while forgetting that the Brits were just as bad, or sometimes worse, colonists. Nevertheless the author relies on chronological facts in an excellent way for this last struggle of France's attempt to preserve a colony. I was there in Great Kabylia, conscripted two and half years in the marines, during the later part of the war. We rebelled in vain against De Gaulle and his mignons imposing stupid edicts towards the native population.
Mora
Allistair Horne has taken no pains in his classic study of the French conflict in Algeria from 1954-62. Horne takes the reader into the thought processes of the civilian leaders in Paris and the French military leaders as well as the various Algerian groups that vied for influence. Both groups often had very different ideas and conceptions of what was best for Algeria and France’s future role in it. Often times, it wasn’t just a two sided conflict between France and Algeria, but rather had three, four, five or even more sides because of the complicated relations between civilian and military leaders in France and moderates and extremists among the rebels.

This work has experienced something of a renaissance given the United States wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Certainly, there are commonalities such as a pride or arrogance born out of great power status or lacking a fundamental understanding of who the adversary is and what they wanted. One could maybe even note a division between civilian and military leadership although the divide in France was much deeper.

Allistar Horne illustrates that when you combine an arrogance about your place in the world with a fundamental misperception of your enemy coupled with numerous divisions on both sides of a conflict, you get a toxic soup that leads to bloodbath and innocent people being shot down in the streets when both sides had opportunities to come to a far more noble solution. Sad, yet important reading for anyone interested in conflict studies.
Mazuzahn
ISIS and AL-Qaeda have clearly studied this book, and it can be useful if we in the West do so, too. I will resist adding to the praise for this masterpiece, but will offer 2 bits of advice to modern readers of the paperback edition below.

The focus of this huge book is on the conflict and only hints a other factors in the French calculations like the possible delay of Algeria's release until after the French no longer needed their desert to test and refine their first nuclear weapons, making them a "major power".

advice:

[1] If you studied a language other than French in High School or College, it can be useful to get access to a reference for french phrases. The book was written in the 1970s in England when apparently "everyone" was conversationally fluent in French. (Google Translate can only give a literal translation of the words, not the connotation of the phrase.) Good translations of what these phrases mean in a spoken setting can add to a fuller understanding of the narrative.

[2] A map of Algeria can be useful if you have the paperback edition. It was printed with a 2-page map that presumably was fully rendered in a hard cover version, but is missing the inner borders in the paperback, thus leaving a reader wondering if anything is missing. (Nothing important is, as it turns out, but until you check another reference, one won't be sure ...)
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