- May 2014
You know, I wonder why he didn't get an interview with Boumediene. After all, this book was first published in 1977 when Boumediene was still alive. Did he simply not want to talk about his role in the Algerian War?I recommend the book. Horne is an excellent writer - just occasionally his grasp of historical facts lets him down but he does seem to have managed to get interviews with just about every major actor except of course Boumediene, the puritanical puritan who out- did all the other hardliners to come out on top.
Also, off-topic, but out of curiosity--how many more Europeans do you think would have moved to Algeria without the World Wars?