Alistair Horne





Alistair Horne


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in London, The United Kingdom
November 09, 1925

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Alistair Horne is a preeminent historian, journalist and Oxford fellow who has written seventeen books, many of them on the military history of France.He has won the following awards: Hawthornden Prize, 1963, for The Price of Glory; Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Prize and Wolfson Literary Award, both 1978, both for A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962; French Légion d'Honneur, 1993, for work on French history;and Commander of the British Empire (CBE), 2003.

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The Price of Glory: Verdun ...

4.27 avg rating — 1,770 ratings — published 1962 — 18 editions
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A Savage War of Peace: Alge...

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Seven Ages of Paris

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To Lose a Battle: France 1940

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The Fall of Paris: The Sieg...

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La Belle France: A Short Hi...

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Hubris: The Tragedy of War ...

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The Age of Napoleon

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How Far from Austerlitz? Na...

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Kissinger: 1973, the Crucia...

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“I would suddenly be seized with a desire to go down to the beach for a swim. And merely to have imagined the sound of ripples at my feet, and then the smooth feel of the water on my body as I struck out, and the wonderful sensation of relief it gave,”
Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace: Algeria, 1954-1962

“peoples who have been waiting for their independence for a century, fighting for it for a generation, can afford to sit out a presidential term, or a year or two in the life of an old man in a hurry;”
Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace: Algeria, 1954-1962

“disposal of the “inconvenient”,”
Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace: Algeria, 1954-1962

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