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    • 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
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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 107 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

    • A Savage War of Peace

    • Algeria 1954-1962
    • By: Alistair Horne
    • Narrated by: James Adams
    • Length: 29 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 149

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fascinating book

    • By Judith on 07-12-08

    Regular price: $38.47