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France, the United States, and the Algerian War

Irwin Wall


This book unravels the intertwining threads of the protracted agony of France's war with Algeria, the American role in the fall of the Fourth Republic, the long shadow of Charles de Gaulle, and the decisive post-war power of the United States. At its heart is an analysis of how Washington helped bring de Gaulle to power and a penetrating revisionist account of his Algerian policy. Departing from widely held interpretations of the Algerian War, the book approaches the conflict as an international diplomatic crisis whose outcome was primarily dependent on French relations with Washington, the NA ... More

Keywords: France, Algeria, Fourth Republic, Charles de Gaulle, United States, Algerian War, NATO alliance, United Nations, Eurafrica

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780520225343
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520225343.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Irwin Wall, author