Alfons Fredric Renard, a survivor of the French and Algerian War in the 1840s, originally wrote his memoirs in two volumes, but they were destroyed in a fire. He rewrote his history in 1881, a colorful, horrific, detailed account of being held a prisoner of war by the Arabs. During such a time, survival is never certain. Truly, he would have died but for his exceptional will to live. Today we get a politically correct agenda of what militant Muslims are "really" like, but Alfons Frederic Renard is not held by today's propaganda. Truth has no agenda.