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Alistair Allan Horne was born in London, England on November 9, 1925. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force, but failed to qualify for pilot training because of poor eyesight. He later joined the Coldstream Guards, attaining the rank of captain. When the war ended, he was transferred to the Intelligence Corps and stationed in Cairo where he monitored Soviet activity in the Balkans. He received a master's degree in English in 1949 from Jesus College, Cambridge. Before becoming an author, he was a foreign correspondent for The Daily Telegraph and a spy for MI6, Britain's foreign intelligence service. His books included The Fall of Paris: The Siege and the Commune, 1870-71; To Lose a Battle: France 1940; Small Earthquake in Chile: A Visit to Allende's South America; The French Army and Politics, 1870-1970; Seven Ages of Paris; The Age of Napoleon; La Belle France: A Short History; and Kissinger: 1973, The Crucial Year. The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916 won the Hawthornden Prize and A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 won the Wolfson Prize. He wrote several memoirs including A Bundle from Britain and But What Do You Actually Do?: A Literary Vagabondage. He was knighted in 2003. He died on May 25, 2017 at the age of 91. (Bowker Author Biography)
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What If? The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have… (Contributor; Contributor) 1,623 copies, 25 reviews
Seven Ages of Paris 855 copies, 12 reviews
The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916 748 copies, 17 reviews
To Lose a Battle: France 1940 358 copies, 7 reviews
La Belle France 234 copies, 3 reviews
The Age of Napoleon 159 copies, 3 reviews
The Scourge of the Swastika (Introduction, some editions) 267 copies, 2 reviews
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1992 (Author "How The Other Side Lived") 15 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 1995 (Author "In Defense of Montgomery") 15 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1999 (Author "Paris for the Price of a Mass") 10 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 2001 (Author "The Balloons of Paris") 10 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 2000 (Author "Greatest Leader: Winston S. Churchill" and "The Battle That Made France") 9 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 2007 (Author "In Review: Time at War") 8 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 2005 (Author "In Review: The Franco-Prussian War: The German Conquest of France in 1870-1871") 7 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 2004 (Author "Antwerp: Allies' Missed Opportunity") 4 copies
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