Irwin M. Wall

in France, the United States, and the Algerian War

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780520225343
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925687 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the Algerian War and the role of the United States in the fall of the Fourth French Republic. The book attempts put the Algerian War in an international context and deal with it as a world crisis, not simply a French one. It provides some details about this conflict and highlights the attempts made by six chief executives to deal with France's Algerian problem in the eight years of the war.

Keywords: Algerian War; United States; Fourth French Republic; world crisis; France; chief executives

Chapter.  2917 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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