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A Savage War of Peace is the best book to read on the history of the Algerian War of Independence.
The author also describes the internal conflicts within the F.L.N. as well as the rise of the O.A.S., the French rebel group that fought against Algerian independence.
I've found each of his books excellent, but this one will always rate as his best - for the complexity of the material that he has mastered.
Terrific, informative, thrilling account of the French being kicked off the Barbary Coast.Published 22 days ago by Peter Jakobsen
This book is one of the best I have ever read! It gives a complete account of the Algerian War to gain independence from France. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Phil Historian
Very detailed almost day-by-day account of a brutal war of liberation and ruthless counterinsurgency campaign that showed once again that the insurgents only have to not lose in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by ewaffle
An unrelenting saga of the ending of one era of colonialism, imperialism by a western power.Published 4 months ago by Michael Dowling
I beleive this is the definitive English language record of the Algerian-French experience durng the tumultuous, violent years leading up to full Algerian independence. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sal Cipolla
I loved this book!! Horne adds as much detail as possible without drowning the reader! This step by step depiction of the Algerian rebellion flows from the Setif incident in 1945... Read morePublished 8 months ago by rp077
A great book that gives a thorough look at the struggles of the French and the Algerians in their long fight. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ken Teel
A great work of historical writing. A huge amount of research must have gone into it, but, for the most part, it wears its learning lightly. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dog walker