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The Fall of Carthage: The Punic Wars 265-146BC
Adrian Keith Keith Goldsworthy
0304366420
March 2004
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“Adrian Goldsworthy is one of the best young historians writing today.” —John Keegan

The Fall of Carthage was the greatest conflict of the ancient world, and thanks to one of the finest historians of our time, this sweeping saga comes to life anew for modern audiences. The cast of endlessly fascinating characters includes the generals Hannibal and Scipio, as well as treacherous chieftains, beautiful princesses, scheming politicians, and tough professional warriors.


Meeting the Fox: The Allied Invasion of Africa, from Operation Torch to Kasserine Pass to Victory in Tunisia
Orr Kelly
0471414298
April 12, 2002
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Review
"Orr Kelly has dramatically brought to life the desert war by masterfully weaving the view of higher headquarters with the pathos of the foxhole. MEETING THE FOX takes the reader on a gripping journey from North Africa's beaches and drop zones, the practically forgotten disaster at Sidi bou Zid, to the final battles in Tunisia. MEETING THE FOX is destined to rank among the best narrative histories on the American experience in North Africa." (Patrick O'Donnell, author of Beyond Valor and Into The Rising Sun: In Their Own Words, World War II's Pacific Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat)
"An almost bullet by bullet, shell by shell account, Meeting the Fox offers riveting personal experiences from those who fought the Axis forces during the desperate campaign for North Africa." (Gerald Astor, Historian, Author of A...


Mediterranean Winter: The Pleasures of History and Landscape in Tunisia, Sicily, Dalmatia,and the Peloponnese
Robert D. Kaplan
0375714332
March 2005
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Review
“Artful and intelligent . . . . Kaplan's book has made its own mark. . . I am able to feel the sense of an exotic and timeless part of the world.”
— Bob Hoover, Pittsburg Post-Gazette

“[Kaplan] helps the distant past resonate today. . . . [He] teaches lessons that are informative and concise.” –The Washington Post Book World

“A writer of extraordinary intellect and passion . . . with a wonderfully lucid way of relating history as a living thing.” –San Francisco Chronicle

“Erudite and intrepid. . . . [Kaplan] is a deft guide to wherever he chooses to lead you.” –The New York Times

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“Artful and intelligent . . . . Kaplan's book has made its own...


Mediterranean Winter: The Pleasures of History and Landscape in Tunisia, Sicily, Dalmatia, and Greece
Robert D. Kaplan
037550804X
February 3, 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
Many recent travel memoirs have focused on the personal minutiae of a journey, but Atlantic Monthly correspondent Kaplan (Balkan Ghosts) is a breed apart. Similar to classic writers like Lawrence Durrell and Henry Miller, Kaplan relates only a scant amount of detail about himself and why he's traveling. Particulars about quirky characters and minor annoyances are rare. Instead, he uses graceful prose to describe the history of the ground on which he walks and his absorption with events that happened centuries before he bought his first plane ticket. A visit to Carthage isn't merely a cozy ride through a pleasant landscape; as his train surges forward, he summons up the first foreign invasion from the Phoenician city-state of Tyre. With his lyrical writing style, Kaplan makes factual summations into slowly...


A History of Modern Tunisia
Kenneth J. Perkins
0521009723
December 2004
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Book Description
Kenneth Perkins' book traces the history of Tunisia from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. After initially examining the years of French colonial rule from 1881 to 1956, when the Tunisians achieved independence, he describes the subsequent process of state-building, including the design of political and economic structures and the promotion of a social and cultural agenda. In conclusion, Perkins reviews the years since 1987, when a new regime came to power. Perkins' informed introduction is a necessity for those who study the region, and also for travellers who want more comprehensive information than most guidebooks offer. Kenneth Perkins is Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. He has worked extensively on North Africa and his research has taken him across the region. His publications...


A History of Modern Tunisia
Kenneth J. Perkins
0521811244
December 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Kenneth Perkins' book traces the history of Tunisia from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. After initially examining the years of French colonial rule from 1881 to 1956, when the Tunisians achieved independence, he describes the subsequent process of state-building, including the design of political and economic structures and the promotion of a social and cultural agenda. In conclusion, Perkins reviews the years since 1987, when a new regime came to power. Perkins' informed introduction is a necessity for those who study the region, and also for travellers who want more comprehensive information than most guidebooks offer. Kenneth Perkins is Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. He has worked extensively on North Africa and his research has taken him across the region. His publications...


Charles Nicolle, Pasteur's Imperial Missionary: Typhus and Tunisia (Rochester Studies in Medical History) (Rochester Studies in Medical History)
Kim Pelis
1580461972
April 10, 2006
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Review
Kim Pelis has written a magesterial biography of Charles Nicolle, the Nobel prize-winning microbiologist who demonstrated the louse-borne transmission of one of humankind's most dreaded scourges: typhus fever. But this beautifully written book covers so much more than Nicolle's exemplary scientific life. Indeed, it is a superb and scholarly exploration of late nineteenth and early twentieth century medicine, colonialism, international public health, and the social and cultural history of disease. --Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., George E. Wantz Professor of the History of Medicine, University of Michigan, author of When Germs Travel Charles Nicolle was one of the most complex and creative of Pasteur's disciples. His combination as scientist, clinician, administrator, novelist, philosopher, and tortured individual makes him a...


When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World: The Rise and Fall of Islam's Greatest Dynasty
Hugh Kennedy
0306814358
May 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. These days Baghdad is associated with violence and insurgency. But more than a thousand years ago, during the Abbasid caliphate, Baghdad was a center of the arts and sciences, a city of dreams and limitless opportunities. This eminently entertaining book by respected British historian Kennedy focuses on these glory days of Baghdad in the eighth and ninth centuries, and the city's eventual downfall. Firmly grounded in the original Arabic literary sources of the era, Kennedy (Mongols, Huns and Vikings) emphasizes the amazing personalities of the period, such as Caliph Harun al-Rashid (mythologized in TheArabian Nights) and his powerful queen Zubayda. Kennedy's account is not a dry political chronicle but rather full of stories of love, sex, power, corruption, sibling rivalry and political...


Tunisia: The Story of a Country That Works
Georgie Anne Geyer
1900988437
February 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
A non-fundamentalist Arab nation in North Africa that borders the Sahara desert, Tunisia was praised by U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan "as one of the few countries in the world that serves as an international model." History records Tunisia as the home of Carthage and of Hannibal, the general who marched elephants over the Alps along with his army. According to Geyer, modern Tunisia is no less impressive, possessing a middle class of 80%, laws that ensure every child receives an education and an impressive women’s rights record. No less than 40% of Tunisian women work, many as policewomen, diplomats, filmmakers and CEOs of major companies. Geyer sees Tunisia as "a country that works," and she backs this assertion by relating a series of conversations with various politicians and prominent academics. The...


Hannibal: Enemy of Rome
Leonard Cottrell
0306804980
September 1992
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The Rough Guide to Tunisia 7 (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
Daniel Jacobs, Peter Morris
1843533960
March 21, 2005
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Book Description
INTRODUCTION Tunisia, the Arab world's most liberal nation, is recognizably Mediterranean in character and, in the north at least, predominantly European in style. Indeed, its popular image seems, at times, to verge on blandness, dominated as it is by the package holiday clichŽs of reliable sunshine, beautiful beaches and just a touch of the exotic. If this seems predictable, however, be assured that it forms only one side of the picture. Beyond the white sands of Jerba and Hammamet, there is a great deal to encourage more independent-minded travel: sub-Saharan oases and fortresses, medieval Islamic cities, and some of the finest of the world's surviving Roman sites. Being such a compact country, especially when compared to its North African neighbours, Tunisia is also very easy to get around. Even with a...


Tunisia
Anna Carew-Miller
1590845188
October 2002
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Discusses the geography, history, economy, government, religion, people, foreign relations, and major cities of Tunisia.


43. The Letters of St. Cyprian of Carthage, Vol. 1 (Ancient Christian Writers)
George W. Clarke (Translator)
0809103419
January 1, 1983
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Book Description
Written from Roman North Africa, primarily between 250 and 258, and meant to be circulated and copied, the four volumes of letters provide an entrée into Cyprian's social and mental world and a glimpse of some of the spiritual horizons of an articulate mid-third century provincial Roman. The first volume contains letters from the year 250.

Language Notes
Text: English, Latin (translation)


Tunisia
Yves Seguin
2894642709
July 2000
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Book Description
Ulysses invites you to Tunisia, where dramatic coasts caressed by shimmering Mediterranean waters and deserts that penetrate deep into the African continent come together, offering myriad spectacular landscapes just waiting to be explored. Meander along the small mountain roads for panoramic views punctuated by troops of dromedaries, relive history by touring the ruins of the ancient Roman Empire, drop anchor on an island where time seems to stand still, get lost in the maze of streets and alleys of the medinas, rub elbows with villagers over mint tea, or test your limits in the desert. It's up to you to fashion an unforgettable itinerary with the help of Ulysses, a loyal companion on the journey of your dreams. This guide also contains detailed descriptions of all the sights, star-rated to help you quickly spot the...


Habib Bourguiba, Islam and the Creation of Tunisia
Norma Salem
0709933193
October 1984
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Heres Your War (Common Reader Classic Bestseller Series)
Ernie Pyle
1579124410
January 2005
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Tunisia
Roslind Varghese Brown
0761406905
October 1997
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Gr 5-8--Profuse, colorful photographs characterize this series. Unfortunately, the authors communicate a limited, superficial understanding of these countries. There are minor factual errors and some use of outdated race/language terms. More importantly, factors that have profoundly influenced the present are not explained. The Berbers--the original inhabitants and majority population through most of Tunisia's history--are not even mentioned until the Muslim conquest, and their centuries of gold/salt trade across the desert are not discussed. Brown does not explain that in Islamic belief, government and courts are supposed to rule according to religious teachings in order to create a society of order, compassion, and social justice. How, then, are readers to understand the passion of "Islamic...


Alaia (Universe of Fashion)
Francois Baudot
0789300893
September 15, 1997
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Book Description
The creations of Azzedine Alaia are considered by many to be the sexiest, trendiest, and most utterly original clothes produced by any contemporary designer. Alaia's talent and reputation, spread largely by word of mouth, has won him the adoration of an extraordinary suite of faithful clients, among them Naomi Campbell, Tina Turner, and Jessye Norman. Here the story of the young designer is told with flair and intelligence and is lushly illustrated with top-echelon photography of Alaia's signature creations - in all their exuberance and sensuality.

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