Alistair Horne

Books by Alistair Horne

Alistair Horne has written 4 books that appear on various military reading lists. Here are those books along with the lists that included them, past and present.

Book cover for A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962

A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962

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  • On Nov 10 2009 Tom Copeland (USCG) read this book and commented:

    I wasn't even aware of this conflict before reading this fascinating account of France's slow and painful disengagement from Algeria. What an epic story - this will take you a while to get through but it's well worth it. The only change I wish for is for the author to have added footnotes supplying translations of the many French phrases he uses; but fortunately it's usually possible to infer their meaning from the context. A classic counterinsurgency story; don't miss it.

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Book cover for A Savage War of Peace, Part 2: Algeria 1954-1962

A Savage War of Peace, Part 2: Algeria 1954-1962

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Book cover for Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century

Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century

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Book cover for To Lose a Battle: France 1940

To Lose a Battle: France 1940

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