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Preface Some Key Characters Chronology Part I: Origins 1830-1945 1: Invasion 2: The Long Hatreds 3: The Making of Algerian Nationalism Part II: Undeclared War 1945-59 4: Sliding into War 5: 'Algeria is France' 6: Guy Mollet's War 7: The 'Battle of Algiers' and its Aftermath 8: Complex Violence Part III: Denouement 1959-62 9: Endgame 10: Bloody Conclusion 11: Independence Postscript Glossary Endnotes Select Bibliography Index

About the Author

Martin Evans is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Portsmouth. He is the author of Memory of Resistance: French Opposition to the Algerian War (1997), co-author (with Emmanuel Godin) of France 1815 to 2003 (2004), and co-author (with John Phillips) of Algeria: Anger of the Dispossessed (2007). In 2008 Memory of Resistance was translated into French and serialised in the Algerian press. He has written for the Independent, the Times Higher Education Supplement, BBC History Magazine, and the Guardian, and is a regular contributor to History Today. In 2007-08 he was a Leverhulme Senior Research Fellow at the British Academy.


Excellent * The Economist *
Masterly * History Today *
Original * Le Monde Diplomatique *
Evans, a master scholar, has produced a comprehensive narrative. * Foreign Affairs *
Strikingly illustrated and using novel archival sources ... scintillating * Literary Review *

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