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Alistair Horne
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Alistair Horne is the author of eighteen previous books, including A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954–1962, The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916, How Far from Austerlitz?: Napoleon 1805–1815 and the official biography of British prime minister Harold Macmillan. He is a fellow at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, and lives in Oxfordshire. He was awarded the French Légion d’Honneur in 1993 and received a knighthood in 2003 for his work on French history.

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The Age of Napoleon

Written by Alistair Horne


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 9, 2006
Price: $15.00

The Age of Napoleon transformed Europe, laying the foundations of the modern world; now Alistair Horne has written a definitive new account of that era.

Born into poverty on the remote island of Corsica, Napoleon rose to prominence in the turbulent years following the French Revolution, when most of Europe was arrayed... Read more >
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The Age of Napoleon

Written by Alistair Horne


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 27, 2004
Price: $11.99

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La Belle France

Written by Alistair Horne


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 6, 2006
Price: $19.95

La Belle France is a sweeping, grand narrative written with all the verve, erudition, and vividness that are the hallmarks of the acclaimed British historian Alistair Horne. It recounts the hugely absorbing story of the country that has contributed to the world so much talent, style, and political innovation.

Beginning with... Read more >
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La Belle France

Written by Alistair Horne


Format: eBook, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $15.99

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Seven Ages of Paris

Written by Alistair Horne


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $18.00

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... Read more >
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Seven Ages of Paris

Written by Alistair Horne


Format: eBook, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 20, 2013
Price: $13.99

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