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My battle of Algiers : a memoir, Ted Morgan

Label
My battle of Algiers : a memoir
Title
My battle of Algiers
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Ted Morgan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Historian and biographer Morgan recalls a war that we would do well not to forget, recounting his own experiences as a French soldier in the savage Algerian War in 1956-1957. A Yale graduate who had grown up in both France and America, he relives the harrowing conflict in which every Arab was considered a terrorist--and increasingly, many were. He spends months in the back country, where everyone, including himself, becomes involved in unimaginable barbarities. "You cannot fight a guerrilla war with humanitarian principles," an officer tells him. Later, in Algiers, his brief journalistic experience gets him a job writing for a newspaper. He lives through the day-to-day struggle to put down the first Arab urban insurgency in modern history, with its unrelenting menu of bombings, assassinations, torture, show trials, executions, and the deliberate humiliation of prisoners. Though these events happened half a century ago in Algiers, they might as well have taken place in Baghdad today.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1932-
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Morgan, Ted
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT295.3.M678
LC item number
A3 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Morgan, Ted
  • Algeria
Label
My battle of Algiers : a memoir, Ted Morgan
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • My end game
  • A child's history of Algeria
  • How I went to war
  • Les Classes
  • In the Bled
  • How the war moved from the Bled to Algiers
  • The first Battle of Algiers
  • Between battles
  • The second Battle of Algiers
Edition
1st Smithsonian Books ed
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 284 pages
Form of item
online
Other control number
9780060852245 (hardcover)
Other physical details
maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036749376
Label
My battle of Algiers : a memoir, Ted Morgan
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • My end game
  • A child's history of Algeria
  • How I went to war
  • Les Classes
  • In the Bled
  • How the war moved from the Bled to Algiers
  • The first Battle of Algiers
  • Between battles
  • The second Battle of Algiers
Edition
1st Smithsonian Books ed
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 284 pages
Form of item
online
Other control number
9780060852245 (hardcover)
Other physical details
maps)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036749376

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