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The president's bookshelf
WASHINGTON (CNN) --As President Bush wrestles with the continuing war in Iraq, he's currently reading a book about another difficult war: "A Savage War of Peace," by Alistair Horne, a senior White House source tells CNN.

It is a dense and detailed history of the battle between France and revolutionaries in its colony of Algeria, describing an unsuccessful war against a bloody terrorist insurgency. A resistance movement rose in 1954 to resist French occupation. It quickly turned into a civil war between factions that became a costly, unpopular conflict for the French. A Savage War of Peace

-- CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Dugald McConnell
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