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Author(s): Anthony Ham, Lonely Planet Publications, Anthony Sattin, Nana Luckham
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
Publication date: August 1st 2007
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1741790999
ISBN-13: 9781741790993

Book Description
Shiver as the sun rises over Assekrem, the mountains at the 'End of the World.'
Rock the Casbah in Algiers, one of the finest coastal sites on the Mediterranean.
Explore the best Roman ruins in Africa, and the oldest rock art in the world.
Tie your turban like a Yuareg and be swept up in the magic of the world's greatest desert.



To Algeria, With Love
Author(s):  Suzanne Ruta
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Virago UK 
Publication date: April 3rd 2012 (first published January 20th 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1844086429
ISBN-13: 9781844086429

Book Description
A brilliant and original novel about love, crossing the cultural divide, and the meaning of home

 Louise, an American innocent, takes up a scholarship in the south of France in winter 1961 and promptly falls for Wally, a gregarious Algerian worker in flight from brutal colonial war. He teaches her about life and love in a chilly furnished room, against a background of French pop music that makes it all seem easy. But families and history reassert their claim and the inevitable separation leaves lasting wounds. Forty years later, finally "old enough to understand how young I was back then," Louise enlists the help of another Algerian exile in an attempt to make amends. This is a lucid, witty novel about the personal and the political, about love and home, and about the cruel and merciful law of unintended consequences.


Algeria: Anger of the Dispossessed
Author(s): Martin Evans, John Phillips
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press 
Publication date: January 14th 2008
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0300108818
ISBN-13: 9780300108811

Book Description
After liberating itself from French colonial rule in one of the twentieth century’s most brutal wars of independence, Algeria became a standard-bearer for the non-aligned movement. By the 1990s, however, its revolutionary political model had collapsed, degenerating into a savage conflict between the military and Islamist guerillas that killed some 200,000 citizens.

In this lucid and gripping account, Martin Evans and John Phillips explore Algeria’s recent and very bloody history, demonstrating how the high hopes of independence turned into anger as young Algerians grew increasingly alienated. Unemployed, frustrated by the corrupt military regime, and excluded by the West, the post-independence generation needed new heroes, and some found them in Osama bin Laden and the rising Islamist movement.

Evans and Phillips trace the complex roots of this alienation, arguing that Algeria’s predicament—political instability, pressing economic and social problems, bad governance, a disenfranchised youth—is emblematic of an arc of insecurity stretching from Morocco to Indonesia. Looking back at the pre-colonial and colonial periods, they place Algeria’s complex present into historical context, demonstrating how successive governments have manipulated the past for their own ends. The result is a fractured society with a complicated and bitter relationship with the Western powers—and an increasing tendency to export terrorism to France, America, and beyond.



itle: Algeria: France's Undeclared War
Author(s): Martin Evans 
457 pages
Published: Oxford University Press, USA 
Publication date: January 13th 2012 (first published January 1st 2011)
ISBN13: 9780192803504

Book Summary
Invaded in 1830, populated by one million settlers who co-existed uneasily with nine million Arabs and Berbers, Algeria was different from other French colonies because it was administered as an integral part of France, in theory no different from Normandy or Brittany. The depth and scale of the colonization process explains why the Algerian War of 1954 to 1962 was one of the longest and most violent of the decolonization struggles.
An undeclared war in the sense that there was no formal beginning of hostilities, the war produced huge tensions that brought down four governments, ended the Fourth Republic in 1958, and mired the French army in accusations of torture and mass human rights abuses. In carefully re-examining the origins and consequences of the conflict, Martin Evans argues that it was the Socialist led Republican Front, in power from January 1956 until May 1957, which was the defining moment in the war. Predicated on the belief in the universal civilizing mission of the Fourth Republic, coupled with the conviction that Algerian nationalism was feudal and religiously fanatical in character, the Republican Front dramatically intensified the war in the spring of 1956.
Drawing upon previously classified archival sources as well as new oral testimonies, this book underlines the conflict of values between the Republican Front and Algerian nationalism, explaining how this clash produced patterns of thought and action, such as the institutionalization of torture and the raising of pro-French Muslim militias, which tragically polarized choices and framed all subsequent stages of the conflict.



itle: Algeria's Way 
Author(s): Alex Smith  
157 pages
Published: Umuzi  
Publication date: July 26th 2007
ISBN13: 9781415200391

Book Summary
Algeria's Way is structured around the famous El Camino de Compostelle pilgrimage in Spain, of which it has been said everyone has an affair with the Camino - whether a fellow pilgrim or oneself. This becomes true of Algeria, a strange girl: thin, troubled, haunted by shadowy memories of the past. Algeria and her fellow pilgrims, each with her own issues and memories, do what, in JM Coetzee's words, pilgrims on the Camino do year after year:: 'All we can do is our best, stumbling along in a bad world.' During the pilgrimage, Algeria hears the stories of the others and meets two very different men - dashing, womanising Miguel, and friendly American Simon. In a story distinguished by a sparkling style and cool irony, the reader learns of the unconventional peace that Algeria finds. The novel is a testament both to the author's excellent research skills and to her obvious capacity to live life to the full.



itle: Pacification in Algeria, 1956-1958
Author(s): David Galula, Bruce Hoffman (Foreword by)
298 pages
Published: RAND Corporation 
Publication date: August 15th 2006 (first published July 31st 2006)
ISBN13: 9780833039200

Book Summary
When Algerian nationalists launched a rebellion against French rule in November 1954, France was forced to cope with a varied and adaptable Algerian strategy. In this volume, originally published in 1963, David Galula reconstructs the story of his highly successful command at the height of the rebellion. This groundbreaking work, with a new foreword by Bruce Hoffman, remains relevant to present-day counterinsurgency operations.



itle: Algeria
Author(s): Dirk Alvermann
224 pages
Published: Steidl Publishing  
Publication date: February 12th 2012
ISBN13: 9783869302553

Book Summary
When he went to Algeria in the 1950s Dirk Alvermann was only 18, a rebellious West German teenager thrilled b the struggle for freedom by the Algerian people against French colonial rule. Together with a unit of the Algerian liberation army, Alvermann found a way into the Eastern Algerian war zone, determined to keep a photographic record of the events unfolding there. After returning to West Germany he set about planning the publication of his work in the most accessible form available: the book should go from hand to hand like a political manifesto. In 1950 German publishing house Rowohlt had introduced its paperback series, known by the name of rororo - an ideal format for Alvermann's book. Rowohlt initially agreed to publish Algeria but later cancelled it when any partisanship with the Algerian resistance seemed inappropriate. The book was eventually published by the East Berlin publishing house Rutten & Loening in 1960 as a hardcover, contrary to Alvermann's vision for the project. Steidl's new edition of Algeria gives voice to the artist's original intentions, adopting the rororo format and softcover finish. The photographs are accompanied by historical documents, and quotes taken from French military sources, pamphlets, newspapers and magazines. More than 50 years after its first publication, the book is as relevant as ever as it tells the story of a people rising up against oppression and despotism: against European colonialism or, like today, against homemade dictatorial regimes.



itle: French Legislative Election, November 1946 (Algeria)
Author(s): Nethanel Willy
72 pages
Published: International Book Marketing Service Ltd 
Publication date: 8/21/2012
ISBN13: 9786201962415

Book Description
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Elections to the National Assembly of France were held in Algeria on 10 November 1946. The election was held with two colleges, citizens and non-citizens. Republican Rally and Algerian Unity won the most seats in the first college, whilst the Movement for the Triumph of Democratic Liberties won the most seats in the second college. France is a semi-presidential representative democratic republic, in which the President of...



itle: Algeria
Author(s): Radia Kesseiri
308 pages
Published: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing  
Publication date: 6/1/2011
ISBN13: 9783843384865

Book Description
The evolution of Algerian foreign policy from colonial rule to post independence is rich with events that marked international politics. Not enough is available about Algerian foreign policy stances and their echo in International Politics. Furthermore, there is a need to examine the role ideology played in the making and implementation of Algeria's foreign policy after independence, especially under President Houari Boumedienne (1965- 1978) and to assess the factors behind the ideological stances of the regime as well as the underlying causes behind ...



itle: Algeria in Pictures
Author(s): Francesca Davis DiPiazza
80 pages
Published: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/2007
ISBN13: 9780822571445



itle: Algeria
Author(s): Daniel E. Harmon
79 pages
Published: Steidl Publishing  
Publication date: 1/28/2012
ISBN13: 9781422221914

Book Description
The vast North African country of Algeria became independent in 1962 after a brutal eight-year-long war against France. Unfortunately, Algeria has not had a stable history, as various leaders have seized power through military coups. In 1991 a rising Islamist movement in the country led to a civil war that lasted for more than a decade and resulted in over 150,000 deaths. Algerians are still attempting to put the tragedies of the past behind them and rebuild their country.



itle: The Theatres of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia: Performance Traditions of the Maghreb
Author(s): Khalid Amine, Marvin Carlson
272 pages
Published: Palgrave Macmillan 
Publication date: 12/6/2011
ISBN13: 9780230278745

Book Description
Modern international studies of world theatre and drama have begun to acknowledge the Arab world only after the contributions of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Within the Arab world, the contributions of Algeria, Tunisia, and Morocco to modern drama and to post-colonial expression remain especially neglected, a problem that this book addresses. ...



itle: Algeria Women's National Volleyball Team
Author(s): Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome (Editor), John McBrewster (Editor)
56 pages
Published: Alphascript Publishing  
Publication date: 11/13/2011
ISBN13: 9783869302553

Book Description
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Algeria women's national volleyball team represents Algeria in international volleyball competitions. Confédération Africaine de Volleyball (CAVB) is the continental governing body for the sport of volleyball in Africa. Its headquarters are located in Cairo, Egypt. Officially, the CAVB was the last confederation to be created: it was established in 1972, when the FIVB turned its five Volleyball Zone Commissions into ...



itle: The Struggle For Algeria
Author(s): Joseph Kraft
262 pages
Published: Literary Licensing, LLC
Publication date: 5/19/2012
ISBN13: 9781258345983



itle: Constantine, Algeria
Author(s): Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn
122 pages
Published: Book on Demand  
Publication date: 5/30/2012
ISBN13: 9785510785210

Book Description
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Constantine (Arabic: ????????, Qusanṭīnah, also spelled Qasentina also spelled as Kasantina) is the capital of Constantine Province in north-eastern Algeria. It was the capital of the same-named French département until 1962. Slightly inland, it is about 80 kilometres from the Mediterranean coast, on the banks of Rhumel river. Regarded as the capital of eastern Algeria and the centre of its region, Constantine has a population of 448,374 (1,000,000 with the agglomeration), making it the third largest city in ...


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