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The Wretched of the Earth
by Frantz Fanon, Constance Farrington (Translator)
Frantz Fanon (1925-61) was a Martinique-born black psychiatrist and anticolonialist intellectual; The Wretched of the Earth is considered by many to be one of the canonical books on the worldwide black liberation struggles of the 1960s. Within a Marxist framework, using a cutting and nonsentimental writing style, Fanon draws upon his horrific experiences working in Algeria during its war of independence against France. He addresses the role of violence in decolonization and the challenges of political organization and the class collisions and questions of cultural hegemony in the creation and maintenance of a new country's national consciousness. As Fanon eloquently writes, "[T]he unpreparedness of the educated classes, the lack of practical links between them and the mass of the people, their laziness, and, let it be said, their cowardice at the decisive moment of the struggle will give rise to tragic mishaps." 

Although socialism has seemingly collapsed in the years since Fanon's work was first published, there is much in his look into the political, racial, and social psyche of the ever-emerging Third World that still rings true at the cusp of a new century. --Eugene Holley, Jr. -
Paperback: Grove Press; ISBN: 0802150837; (April 1986)

The Monks of Tibhirine: Faith, Love and Terror in Algeria
by John W. Kiser
(Hardcover -- February )

France, the United States, and the Algerian War
by Irwin M. Wall
In this pioneering book, Irwin M. Wall unravels the intertwining threads of the protracted agony of France's war with Algeria, the American role in the fall of the Fourth Republic, the long shadow of Charles de Gaulle, and the decisive postwar power of the United States. At the heart of this study is an incisive analysis of how Washington helped bring de Gaulle to power and a penetrating revisionist account of his Algerian policy. Departing from widely held interpretations of the Algerian War,... The Publisher.
Hardcover: 352 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.16 x 9.34 x 6.35
University of California Press; ISBN: 0520225341; (June 18, )

The Algeria Hotel: France, Memory, and the Second World War
by Adam Nossiter
Hardcover: 320 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.13 x 8.52 x 5.79
Houghton Mifflin Co; ISBN: 0395902452;

The Agony of Algeria
by Martin Stone
(Paperback -- June 15, )

The First Helicopter War: Logistics and Mobility in Algeria, 1954-1962
by Charles R. Shrader
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, between 1954 and 1962, was due in large part to the superior logistical system of the French Army and the use of the helicopter to enhance French operational mobility. French counter-mobility measures, particularly the construction of heavily defended interdiction zones on the eastern and western borders of Algeria, proved highly effective against the rebels. Such methods essentially cut off the rebel forces from their bases and from sources of supply located outside Algeria, and consequently strangled and destroyed the rebel forces within Algeria. The Publisher.
Praeger Pub Text; ISBN: 027596388
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The Confessions (Vintage Spiritual Classics)
by Augustine, et al
(Paperback -- December )

Saint Augustine's Childhood: Confessions (Testimony, Bk 1)
by Augustine, Garry Wills (Translator)
(Paperback -- October 11, )

The Algerian War 1954-1962 (Men-At-Arms Series, No 312)
by Martin Windrow, Mike Chappell (Contributor)
(Paperback -- February )

Writings on Empire and Slavery
by Alexis De Tocqueville, et al
(Hardcover -- January )

The Future of Islam in the Middle East: Fundamentalism in Egypt, Algeria, and Saudi Arabia
by Mahmud A. Faksh
(Hardcover -- March )

A Diplomatic Revolution: Algeria's Fight for Independence and the Origins of the Post-Cold War Era
by Matthew James Connelly, Mathew Connelly
(Hardcover -- April )

The Algerian Civil War (The CERI Series in Comparative Politics and International Studies)
by Luis Martinez, John Entelis
(Hardcover -- March 15, )

Algeria: The Political Economy of Oil and Gas (The Political Economies of Oil Exporting Countries, 5)
by Ali Aissaoui
(Hardcover -- October )

Modern Algeria: The Origins and Development of a Nation
by John Ruedy
(Paperback -- September 1992)

The Memory of Resistance: French Opposition to the Algerian War (1954-1962)
by Martin Evans, Frank Mungeam
(Paperback -- December )

Imperial Identities: Stereotyping, Prejudice and Race in Colonial Algeria (Society and Culture in the Modern Middle East)
by Patricia M.E. Lorcin
(Hardcover -- July )

Men and Popular Music in Algeria: The Social Significance of Rai (Modern Middle East Series (Austin, Tex.), No. 20.)
by Marc Schade-Poulsen
(Paperback -- August )

Between Ballots and Bullets : Algeria's Transition from Authoritarianism
by William B. Quandt

States and Women's Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco
by Mounira M. Charrad

A Savage War Of Peace: Algeria 1954 - 1962
by Alistair Horne

A Short History of North Africa, from Pre-Roman Times to the Present : Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco
by Jane Soames Nickerson

North African Villages : Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia (World Folk Architecture Series)
by Norman F. Jr. Carver

The Call from Algeria : Third Worldism, Revolution, and the Turn to Islam

The First Helicopter War : Logistics and Mobility in Algeria, 1954-1962

Algeria : The Next Fundamentalist State?

Uncivil War : Intellectuals and Identity Politics During the Decolonization of Algeria

The Islamist Challenge in Algeria : A Political History
by Michael Willis
Paperback: 424 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.63 x 9.25 x 6.07 
Publisher: New York University Press; (March )
ISBN: 0814793290 

The Architecture of Memory : A Jewish-Muslim Household in Colonial Algeria, 1937-1962 (Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology)

North African Jewry in the Twentieth Century : The Jews of Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria

Algeria, 1830-2000 : A Short History

France and Algeria : A History of Decolonization and Transformation

Rebel and Saint : Muslim Notables, Populist Protest, Colonial Encounters (Algeria and Tunisia, 1800-1904)

Inside Algeria

A Savage War of Peace : Algeria 1954-1962
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Making Algeria French: Colonialism in Bone, 1870-1920
by David Prochaska (Author)
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