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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.
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 27 days ago by ewaffle
An unrelenting saga of the ending of one era of colonialism, imperialism by a western power.Published 1 month 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 6 months ago by Dog walker
The Algerian war of independence hits a personal string for me, as my father and his close family lived it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Marcos
Extremely detailed; easy to get lost - a host of characters. Same mistakes, seem all politicians make. Read simultaneously to a description of the 1967 war.Published 8 months ago by E.A.BRYLA