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This is one of the best Audiobooks I have ever listened to. The history narrated well and told as a story that grabs you, but in a way that gives you an excellent understanding of... Read morePublished 7 days ago by A. J. Frank
definitive account of the Algerian war. Horne is a superstar when it comes to writing about France, and this is his finest workPublished 29 days ago by Honest Jean
Excellent book! Excellent! A must read for all needing a perspective on counterinsurgency.Published 2 months ago by Tweeter00801
A thoroughly researched and well written chronicle of the French - Algerian conflict. I would have given it 5 stars but for the French phrases without translation sprinkled... Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. Stout
One of my favorite history books that I have yet read. Alistair Horne does a wonderful job at taking his reader through the Algerian struggle for independence in the 1950s and 60s. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ty William
Very few people in the English-speaking world appreciate what Algeria meant to France.
Horne's excellent book makes great strides in addressing this shortcoming. Read more
Not an easy read with a lot of foreign names and places that were challenging to remember but, nonetheless, is very informative. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bucky Badger
Alistair Horne brings a readable account of the War for Independence in Algeria 1956- 62.
It was a savage and brutal affair,on both sides. Read more