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  • Between Sea and Saharaby Eugene Fromentin; Sarah Anderson

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 14.95

    Between Sea and Sahara is one of the great classics of travel-writing about the Middle East - a landmark in the story of Europe?s fascination with ?the Orient?. Travelling in Algeria in the third decade of French colonisation, Eugène Fromentin weaves a tale of passion, drama and adventure, a masterpiece that established him as one of the foremost Orientalists... more...

  • Catastropheby Richard Bourne

    Zed Books 2011; US$ 26.95

    In this incisive and revealing book, Richard Bourne shows how a country that had every prospect of success when it achieved independence became a brutal police state less than thirty years later. Beginning with the British conquest and covering events up to the present precarious political situation, Catastrophe is the most comprehensive, up-to-date... more...

  • Citizen of Zimbabweby Stephen Chan

    Weaver Press 2010; US$ 20.90

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  • The Compassionate Warriorby Elsa Marston; Barbara Petzon

    World Wisdom 2013; US$ 9.99

    Kindness and generosity towards one's enemies is not common in today's world. For ?the compassionate warrior,? Abd el-Kader (1808-1883), they were among his most recognizable traits. A brilliant military strategist, superb horseman, Arab statesman, and philosopher, Abd el-Kader was widely praised for his commitment to the safety of innocent people... more...

  • Emir Abd el-Kaderby Ahmed Bouyerdene; Eric Geoffroy

    World Wisdom 2013; US$ 9.99

    This extraordinary biography of the Algerian warrior and Sufi saint, Emir Abd el-Kader (1807/8-1883), shows his dazzling spiritual qualities in the fight against the French colonial authorities. The New York Times called the Emir ?one of the few great men of the century,? while Abraham Lincoln and Pope Pius IX both commended the Emir for rescuing... more...

  • Ethnicity in Zimbabweby Enocent Msindo

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    A comparative study of identity shifts in two large ethnic groups in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe. more...

  • First Helicopter War, The: Logistics and Mobility in Algeria, 1954-1962by Charles Shrader

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 122.00

    Using recently released French official documents and a variety of other sources, this study explains how the French Army, so recently defeated by the Viet Minh insurgents in Indochina, was able to successfully defeat the Algerian nationalist rebels on the battlefield, while nevertheless losing the war at the conference table. This French success,... more...

  • France and the Algerian War, 1954-1962by Martin S. Alexander; J.F.V. Keiger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 88.95

    The French Army's war in Algeria has always aroused passions. This book does not whitewash the atrocities committed by both sides; rather it focuses on the conflict itself, a perspective assisted by the French republic's official admission in 1999 that what happened in Algeria was indeed a war. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Algeriaby Phillip C. Naylor

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 149.99

    This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Algeria covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colonyby William Gallois

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    Using newly-discovered documentation from the French military archives, A History of Violence in the Early Algerian Colony offers a comprehensive study of the forms of violence adopted by the French Army in Africa. Its coverage ranges from detailed case studies of massacres to the question of whether a genocide took place in Algeria. more...