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Horne, Alistair

Works: 151 works in 953 publications in 8 languages and 25,046 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Case studies  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
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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 )

88 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,650 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 )

78 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examination of the battle, its leadership, and far-reaching consequences
To lose a battle : France 1940 by Alistair Horne( Book )

71 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third vol. in a trilogy; the 1st of which is The fall of Paris; the siege and the Commune, 1870-71; and the 2d of which is The price of glory; Verdun 1916. Bibliography: p. [601]-606
The fall of Paris; the siege and the Commune, 1870-71 by Alistair Horne( Book )

59 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and held by 1,752 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
Harold Macmillan by Alistair Horne( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,447 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 )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 1,336 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
Kissinger : 1973, the crucial year by Alistair Horne( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 876 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
Hubris : the tragedy of war in the twentieth century by Alistair Horne( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 858 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 fall of Berlin by V. I Chuĭkov( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the battle for and the fall of Berlin by the Russian General whose 8th Guards Army spearheaded this last great campaign of World War II in Europe
Monty : the lonely leader, 1944-1945 by Alistair Horne( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 724 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 )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 693 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 )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 648 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 )

9 editions published between 1955 and 1956 in English and German and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part of this book was first published as Back into power ... in 1955."
Napoleon, Master of Europe, 1805-1807 by Alistair Horne( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 571 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 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small earthquake in Chile; Allende's South America by Alistair Horne( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fall of Paris; the Siege and the Commune, 1870-1 by Alistair Horne( Book )

36 editions published between 1965 and 1997 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Paris Commune or Fourth French Revolution (French: La Commune de Paris, IPA: [la kmyn d pai]) was a government that briefly ruled Paris from March 18 (more formally, from March 28) to May 28, 1871. In a formal sense, it acted as the local authority, the city council (in French, the "commune"), which exercised power in Paris for two months in the spring of 1871....The Siege of Paris, lasting from September 19, 1870 ? January 28, 1871, and the consequent capture of the city by Prussian forces led to French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War and the establishment of the German Empire as well as the Paris Commune."--Wikipedia
Small earthquake in Chile : new, revised and expanded edition of the classic account of Allende's Chile by Alistair Horne( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

But what do you actually do? : a literary vagabondage by Alistair Horne( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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 to France, from Latin America to the Middle East. A consummate biographer, the pages of Horne's 'Literary Vagabondage' abound with vivid character sketches of the friends and foes that have shaped his life
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Alternative Names
Alistair Horne brit történész, újságíró

Alistair Horne britischer Journalist, Biograf und Historiker

Alistair Horne British writer and historian

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, 1925-201

Horne, Alistair Allan 1925-2011

Horne, Alistair Allen

הארן, אליסטר 1925-

הורן, אליסטר

הורן, אליסטר 1925-

ਅਲਿਸਟੇਅਰ ਹੋਰਨ

혼, 앨리스테어

ホーン, A

ホーン, アリステア


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The price of glory ; Verdun 1916To lose a battle : France 1940The fall of Paris; the siege and the Commune, 1870-71Seven ages of ParisKissinger : 1973, the crucial yearMonty : the lonely leader, 1944-1945How far from Austerlitz? : Napoleon, 1805-1815The French Army and politics, 1870-1970