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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.95
La Belle France is a sweeping, grand narrative written with all the verve, erudition, and vividness that are the hallmarks of the acclaimed British historian Alistair Horne. It recounts the hugely absorbing story of the country that has contributed to the world so much talent, style, and political innovation. Beginning with Julius Caesar?s division... more...
- New York Review Books 2011; US$ 22.95
The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It brought down six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, returned de Gaulle 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... more...
- Orion 2009; US$ 12.99
The life of Henry Kissinger seen through one seminal year - 1973. 1973 was a seminal year in world history. The outbreak of the 'Yom Kippur War' took both Israel and the US by surprise, the Vietnam War finally ended, it was the year of détente with the Soviet Union, but the US executive was in a state of collapse following Watergate, and the year... more...
- Orion 2011; US$ 31.99
A sparkling memoir by one of our greatest historians. This wonderfully entertaining journey takes us from Alistair Horne's childhood as a wartime evacuee in America to his career as a highly successful historian and biographer, via a stint as a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. We travel with him from Germany to America, from Canada... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 18.32
The battle of Verdun lasted ten months. It was a battle in which at least 700,000 men fell, along a front of fifteen miles. Its aim was less to defeat the enemy than bleed him to death and a battleground whose once fertile terrain is even now a haunted wilderness. Alistair Horne's classic work, continuously in print for over fifty years, is a profoundly... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 26.78
In 1940, the German army fought and won an extraordinary battle with France in six weeks of lightning warfare. With the subtlety and compulsion of a novel, Horne?s narrative shifts from minor battlefield incidents to high military and political decisions, stepping far beyond the confines of military history to form a major contribution to our understanding... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 18.32
The collapse of France in 1870 had an overwhelming impact ? on Paris, on France and on the rest of the world. People everywhere saw Paris as the centre of Europe and the hub of culture, fashion and invention. Suddenly France, not least to the disbelief of her own citizens, was gripped in the vice of the Iron Chancellor?s armies and forced to surrender... more...
- Orion 2012; US$ 8.99
Britain's premier historian on France from Caesar to Mitterrand - to coincide with the centenary of the Entente Cordiale A century after the Entente Cordiale ended centuries of war and enmity between France and Britain, and two hundred years after the coronation of Britain's deadly enemy, Napoleon Bonaparte, as Emperor, Alistair Horne contemplates... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 17.51
Universally acclaimed as one of the great political lives, Alistair Horne offers a vivid portrait of one of the twentieth-century?s most complex political figures: the crofter?s grandson and the duke?s son-in-law, the soldier and the scholar, the bon viveur and the devout high churchman. Using extensive interviews and exclusive access to unpublished... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 13.13
The author has sifted through the vast Nazi archives and the fragmentary records of the beaten Allies to tell the story of the fall of France. The author also wrote "The Price of Glory: Verdun, 1916" and "The Fall of Paris 1870-71". more...