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    • Seven Ages of Paris

    • By: Alistair Horne
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 20 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With a keen eye for the telling anecdote and pivotal moment, he portrays an array of vivid incidents to show us how Paris endures through each age, is altered but always emerges more brilliant and beautiful than ever. The Seven Ages of Paris is a great historian's tribute to a city he loves and has spent a lifetime learning to know. 

    Regular price: $24.49

    • A Savage War of Peace

    • Algeria 1954-1962
    • By: Alistair Horne
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 29 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It caused the fall of six French governments, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, 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. From the perspective of half a century, it looks less like the last colonial war than the first postmodern one.

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    • Excellent history of France's Viet Nam

    • By David on 04-10-16

    Regular price: $38.47

    • Hubris

    • The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century
    • By: Alistair Horne
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sir Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than 50 years, and in this wise and masterly work he revisits six battles of the past century and examines the strategies, leadership, preparation, and geopolitical goals of aggressors and defenders to reveal the one trait that links them all: hubris.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Never Heard W ll Explained this Way!

    • By John on 09-01-16
    • The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century
    • By: Alistair Horne
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 11-17-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 117 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Age of Napoleon [Modern Library Chronicles]

    • By: Alistair Horne
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Alistair Horne is a leading scholar of French history. Here he trains his sights on one of the most compelling figures of the 19th century, Napoleon Bonaparte. Far from a mere dictator, Napoleon was a military, political and social visionary whose legacy can still be felt in France and all over the world. Horne examines the one-time emperor at his most human, from his greatest triumphs to his disastrous failures.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Napoleon Scholars Only

    • By Charles on 11-02-08

    Regular price: $22.95