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Horne, Alistair

Overview
Works: 143 works in 869 publications in 9 languages and 23,596 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Case studies  Personal narratives‡vBritish 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
Classifications: DT295, B
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Most widely held works about Alistair Horne
 
Most widely held works by Alistair Horne
A savage war of peace : Algeria, 1954-1962 by Alistair Horne( Book )

82 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although war was never formally declared, the Algerian War lasted from 1954 to 1962. It caused six French governments to fall, led to the collapse of the Fourth Republic, brought De Gaulle back 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 by an unholy marriage of revolutionary terror and state torture. The war made headlines around the world, and at the time it seemed like a French affair: Now, this brutal and intractable conflict looks less like the last colonial war than the first postmodern one--a full-dress rehearsal for the sort of amorphous struggle that convulsed the Balkans in the 1990s and that is now ravaging Iraq, and in which religion, nationalism, imperialism, and terrorism assume previously unimagined degrees of intensity
The price of glory ; Verdun 1916 by Alistair Horne( Book )

79 editions published between 1962 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 2,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examination of the battle, its leadership, and far-reaching consequences
The fall of Paris; the siege and the Commune, 1870-71 by Alistair Horne( Book )

78 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and held by 2,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collapse of France in 1870 had an overwhelming impact - on Paris, on France and on the rest of the world. In this brilliant study of the Siege and its aftermath, the author evokes the high drama of those ten fantastic months, and the spiritual agony, which Paris and Parisians suffered
To lose a battle; France 1940 by Alistair Horne( Book )

53 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1940, the German army fought and won an extraordinary battle with France in six weeks of lightning warfare. Herein, Horne's narrative shifts from minor battlefield incidents to high military and political decisions to form a major contribution to our understanding of the crises of the Franco-German rivalry
Harold Macmillan by Alistair Horne( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In writing this biography, the author had the unique advantage of extensive interviews with "Supermac", together with exclusive access to his copious and unpublished diaries, letters and private papers. He reveals the real man behind the showman, soldier, scholar, publisher, bonviveur and devout high churchman, a complex and fascinating political figure
Seven ages of Paris by Alistair Horne( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this luminous portrait of Paris, celebrated historian Alistair Horne gives us the history, culture, disasters, and triumphs of one of the world's truly great cities. Horne makes plain that while Paris may be many things, it is never boring. From the rise of Philippe Auguste through the reigns of Henry IV and Louis XIV (who abandoned Paris for Versailles); Napoleon's rise and fall; Baron Haussmann's rebuilding of Paris (at the cost of much of the medieval city); the Belle Epoque and the Great War that brought it to an end; the Nazi Occupation, the Liberation, and the postwar period dominated by de Gaulle--Horne brings the city's highs and lows, savagery and sophistication, and heroes and villains splendidly to life. 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. - Publisher
La belle France : a short history by Alistair Horne( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise history of France profiles the lives of the great leaders, artists, and others who helped shape Western culture and thought, and examines the impact of important events, social movements, and military campaigns
Kissinger : 1973, the crucial year by Alistair Horne( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1973 should have been Kissinger's year of triumph--a time to bask in his hard-won achievements and build on his successes. Kissinger's strategy of opening the door to China and détente with the Soviet Union had been judged an overwhelming success. After furthering his policy of realpolitik through backchannel diplomacy during Nixon's first term, Kissinger was finally awarded the plum position of Secretary of State. But then major events shattered whatever peace and calm America had attained: defeat in Vietnam; then Watergate, culminating in Nixon's resignation; war in the Middle East; and finally an economic collapse caused by the Arab oil embargo. Rather than progressing on all fronts, as he had expected, Kissinger would confront some of the most critical policy challenges of his career. Based on full access to the subject and his papers, this is an intimate portrait of a man, a country, and a presidency at a critical point.--From publisher description
The terrible year : the Paris Commune, 1871 by Alistair Horne( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flot illustreret værk med detaljeret gennemgang af forholdende i og omkring Paris under den fransk-tyske krig 1870
Hubris : the tragedy of war in the twentieth century by Alistair Horne( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years. In this wise and masterly work, he revisits six battles that changed the course of the twentieth century to reveal the one trait that links them all: hubris. In Greek tragedy, hubris is excessive human pride that challenges the gods and ultimately leads to the total destruction of the offender. From the Battle of Tsushima in the Russo-Japanese War of 1905, to Hitler's 1941 bid to capture Moscow, to MacArthur's disastrous advance in Korea, to the French surrender at Dien Bien Phu, Horne shows how each of these battles was won or lost due to excessive hubris on one side or the other. In a sweeping narrative written with his trademark erudition and wit, Horne provides a meticulously detailed analysis of the ground maneuvers employed by the opposing armies in each battle, and examines the strategies, leadership, preparation, and geopolitical goals of aggressors and defenders to show how devastating combinations of human ambition and arrogance led to overreach. Making clear the danger of hubris in warfare, his insights hold resonant lessons for civilian and military leaders navigating today's complex global landscape. This dramatic, stylishly written history is a much-needed reflection on war from a master of his field.--Adapted from book jacket
The age of Napoleon by Susan P Conner( Book )

36 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the reign and legacy of Napoleon covers his rise to prominence after the French Revolution, military prowess, and twenty-year rule, during which he made significant changes in such areas as law, society, and culture
Monty : the lonely leader, 1944-1945 by Alistair Horne( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A controversial and enigmatic Allied leader during World War 11, Bernard Law Montgomery is probably best known for his victory over Rommel at El Alamein
How far from Austerlitz? : Napoleon, 1805-1815 by Alistair Horne( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the military campaigns of Napoleon and discusses his victory at Austerlitz in 1805 which led to his rise to political power, and his defeat at Waterloo in 1815 which led to his exile from France
The French Army and politics, 1870-1970 by Alistair Horne( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En beskrivelse af den franske hærs historie 1870-1970 dækkende Den fransk/tyske Krig 1870, nedkæmpning af Pariserkommunen 1871, Dreyfus-affæren 1894-1906. Første Verdenskrig 1914-18, De Gaulles: Vers l'Armèe de Metier 1930, Maginot-linien 1930-35, 2. Verdenskrig 1939-40, De Gaulles frie franske styrker 1940-45 m.m
Return to power; a report on the new Germany by Alistair Horne( Book )

11 editions published between 1955 and 1956 in English and German and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoleon, Master of Europe, 1805-1807 by Alistair Horne( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death of a generation; from Neuve Chapelle to Verdun and the Somme by Alistair Horne( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada and the Canadians by Alistair Horne( Book )

16 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A savage war of peace : Algeria, 1954-1962 by Alistair Horne( Recording )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. Above all, the war was marked by an unholy marriage of revolutionary terror and state torture. At the time, this brutal and intractable conflict seemed like a French affair. But from the perspective of half a century, it looks less like the last colonial war than the first postmodern one: a full-dress rehearsal for the sort of amorphous struggle that convulsed the Balkans in the 1990s and that now ravages the Middle East--struggles in which religion, nationalism, imperialism, and terrorism assume previously unimagined degrees of intensity
Friend or foe : an Anglo-Saxon history of France by Alistair Horne( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite having signed the Entente Cordiale nearly 100 years ago, Britain and France remain at odds on some key political issues. This book explores the history of France in order to understand the past, present and future of Anglo-French relations
 
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Alternative Names
Alistair Horne britischer Journalist, Biograf und Historiker

Alistair Horne Brits historicus (1925-2011)

Alistair Horne écrivain et historien britannique

Alistair Horne escritor e historiador británico

Alistair Horne storico, giornalista e militare britannico

Horne, Alistair

Horne, Alistair 1925-

Horne, Alistair Allan 1925-2011

Horne, Alistair Allen

הארן, אליסטר 1925-

הורן, אליסטר

הורן, אליסטר 1925-

ਅਲਿਸਟੇਅਰ ਹੋਰਨ

혼, 앨리스테어

ホーン, アリステア

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The price of glory ; Verdun 1916The fall of Paris; the siege and the Commune, 1870-71To lose a battle; France 1940Seven ages of ParisLa belle France : a short historyKissinger : 1973, the crucial yearThe terrible year : the Paris Commune, 1871The age of Napoleon