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New York: Grove Press Inc., 1961. First Printing [Stated]. Mass market paperback. 128 pages. Occasional footnotes. Introduction by David Schoenbrun. Format is approximately 4.25 inches by 7 inches. Ink notation on front cover. Slightly curved. Jules Roy (22 October 1907 – 15 June 2000) was a French writer. "Prolific and polemical" Roy, born an Algerian pied noir and sent to a Roman Catholic seminary, used his experiences in the French colony and during his service in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War as inspiration for a number of his works. He began writing in 1946, while still serving in the military, and continued to publish fiction and historical works after his resignation in 1953 in protest of the First Indochina War. He was an outspoken critic of French colonialism and the Algerian War of Independence and later civil war. Effectively started by members of the National Liberation Front (FLN) on November 1, 1954, during the Toussaint Rouge, the conflict led to serious political crises in France, causing the fall of the Fourth French Republic (1946–58).