THE BATTLE OF THE CASBAH: Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Algeria 1955-1957

by General Paul Aussaresses

The True Story that Inspired
The Battle of Algiers

“ ‘Algeria’ has become almost a code word among counter insurgency specialists for the mess in Iraq. The Pentagon screened the 1966 movie The Battle of Algiers in 2003, but the Commander in Chief must have missed it.”
Maureen Dowd, The New York Times January 17, 2007

“A disturbing and sensational memoir!”
The Wall Street Jounral

Since the first edition of The Battle of the Casbah in 2004 U.S. Army instructors have frequently referenced the book because of its obvious relevance to the Iraq insurgency and sectarian civil war.

“The war in Algeria is vividly described in these distressing pages. Since 2001 Americans have been forced to face the challenge of terrorism. For us, as for France’s younger generation, with no memory or experience of these terrible events, the incredibly cruel trail of terror and the responses to terror come as a shocking experience. The Algerian people, even after the hard fought independence they archived in 1962, are still not free from fear and violence to this day. The United States has been seriously challenged by the war in Iraq and the damage done to its image after Abu Gharib and Guantanamo. This book is an irreplaceable document and a warning from history.”

--Robert L. Miller, Publisher, Enigma Books

Updated Third Edition
Translated from the French
Introduction by Robert L.Miller
Paperback $17.00
240 pages, illustrated with b&w photos
ISBN 978-1929631-308




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