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By Alistair Horne

The Algerian battle lasted from 1954 to 1962. It introduced down six French governments, ended in the cave in of the Fourth Republic, lower back de Gaulle to strength, and got here with regards to frightening a civil battle on French soil. greater than one million Muslim Algerians died within the clash and as many ecu settlers have been pushed into exile. specifically, the battle used to be marked via an unholy marriage of innovative terror and repressive torture.

Nearly a part century has handed given that this savagely fought battle led to Algeria's independence, and yet--as Alistair Horne argues in his new preface to his now-classic paintings of history--its repercussions remain felt not just in Algeria and France, yet through the international. certainly from today's vantage element the Algerian struggle appears like a full-dress practice session for this sort of amorphous fight that convulsed the Balkans within the Nineteen Nineties and that now ravages the center East, from Beirut to Baghdad--struggles within which questions of faith, nationalism, imperialism, and terrorism tackle a brand new and more and more deadly intensity.

A Savage struggle of Peace is the definitive background of the Algerian conflict, a publication that brings that negative and intricate fight to existence with intelligence, insurance, and unflagging momentum. it's crucial examining for our personal violent instances in addition to a long-lasting monument to the historian's paintings.

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