Stock Image

A Savage War of Peace : Algeria, 1954-1962

Horne, Alistair

Published by Viking Press, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1978
ISBN 10: 0670619647 / ISBN 13: 9780670619641
Used / Hard Cover/Boards / Quantity Available: 1
From DBookmahn's Used and Rare Military Books (Burke, VA, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: 64.60
Convert Currency
Shipping: 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details

Title: A Savage War of Peace : Algeria, 1954-1962

Publisher: Viking Press, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hard Cover/Boards

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition


604 pages with b&w photographs. Still shrink wrapped. Presents the first full history of the Algerian war, from the All-Saints'-Day rebellion of November 1, 1954, to the election of an independent Algerian government in July 1962. He masterfully weaves the complex strands of this story into a narrative of relentless fascination; the war itself in all its military and political aspects; the constant struggles within the F.L.N.; the profound revolution within Algerian Muslim society; the revolution in the French army in Algeria; the near civil war among the Europeans in Algeria, which culminated in the horrors of the O.A.S. and which threatened to spill over into Metropolitan France. The revoluton of the war moves into the external political arena -- on the rostrum of the United Nations and platforms of the Third World and in the councils of both Western and Eastern blocs. The French Foreign Legion's 1er R.E.P. (Premier Regiment Etranger Parachutiste) participated in the revolution against independence. Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 008830

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
4.22 avg rating
(1,475 ratings)

Synopsis: The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It caused the fall of six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, brought De Gaulle back to power, 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.

The conflict made headlines around the world, and at the time it seemed like a French affair. From the perspective of half a century, however, this brutal and intractable conflict 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, from Beirut to Baghdad, struggles in which religion, nationalism, imperialism, and terrorism assume previously unimagined degrees of intensity.

Originally published in 1977, Alistair Horne's A Savage War of Peace was immediately proclaimed by experts of varied political sympathies to be the definitive history of the Algerian War, a book that not only does justice to its Byzantine intricacies, but that does so with intelligence, assurance, and unflagging momentum. It is not only essential reading for anyone who wishes to investigate this dark stretch of history, but a lasting monument of the historian's art.

Product Description: Originally published in 1987, a new edition of an examination of the Algerian War of 1954-1962, which describes how the conflict saw the death of an estimated million Muslim Algerians and the expulsion of the same number of European settlers from the region. Includes an updated epilogue covering the violent Algerian elections in 1995.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • Bank Draft
  • Check
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • PayPal
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Seller a Question]

Bookseller: DBookmahn's Used and Rare Military Books
Address: Burke, VA, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 09 April 2001
Bookseller Rating: 2-star rating

Terms of Sale:

Check or money order in US$ payable to DBookmahn with order. We also accept Credit
Card payments through Paypal. Will hold book for seven days with email request.

DBookmahn's Used & Rare Military Books, P.O. Box 10826, Burke, VA. 22009.
Returnable within 14 days, if not fully satisfied.

Want lists accepted. We also sell new Schiffer and Fedorowicz books for 20% off list
price. We can order any in print Schiffer and Fedorowicz book for you at the discounted

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Store Description: We specialize in quality military history books both new and old. Let us help you find that book that seems to be eluding you! We give you that friendly personal touch that is hard to find amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life. We also buy quality used military history books. Our customer-centered internet mail order business was established in 1997. Since that time, we have sold thousands of books, in all 50 states and around the world. Our speciality is quality used and rare military history books covering all periods from the American Revolution to the Gulf War. Emphasis on German military, Civil War, World Wars I & II and Soviet Union/Imperial Russia. In addition to our military books, we have an eclectic selection of other titles available for sale. We have a number of books on Ethnology particularly as it relates to the Negro in America, railroad histories, biographies, old books on ski-ing and much more. SEE OUR SITE OR EMAIL US FOR A CURRENT CATALOGUE OF SOME OF OUR MILITARY HISTORY TITLES In addition to our military titles on our home page, we are constantly expanding our books online here at ABE. Please check our inventory below!