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International Dimensions of the Western Sahara Conflict
Yahia H. Zoubir
0275938212
Mar 1993
Hardcover
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Review
“This informative and well-researched collection reviews and evaluates the diplomatic history of the disputed territory of western Sahara over the last two decades.”–Foreign Affairs

Book Description
Although the war in the Western Sahara recently entered its 16th year, until now very few scholarly works have dealt with the regional and international dimensions of the conflict. In particular, no significant works have been published over the past three years, even though there have been a number of key developments during this period, especially the increasingly important involvement of the UN. This book constitutes a major contribution to our understanding of the role of outside powers in the war, of the efforts of the Maghrebi states to overcome regional conflicts, and...


Empires of Sand
David W. Ball
0440236681
March 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
What a find! David Ball's first novel packs the wallop of a good old-fashioned adventure movie, with historic sweep to please any James Michener fan. The action starts with a wounded wild boar's attack on two French boys (convincingly told from the points of view of the boar, the boys--Paul and Moussa--the terrified mom, and an evil bishop who watches and prevents his coachman from shooting the beast). The pace never slackens as the scenes flash past: invasion and class war in the streets and underground quarryways of Paris during the 1870 siege, moonlit sneak attacks in the desert the Arabs call "the Land of Thirst and Fear," and an epic French attempt to drive a railroad through the Sahara--a mad plan opposed by the dunes and their no less implacable inhabitants, the Tuareg.

The Tuareg are the coolest--they're known...



Victory in Tripoli: How America's War with the Barbary Pirates Established the U.S. Navy and Shaped a Nation
Joshua E. London
0471444154
August 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
London may hope that his sound history of the war with the Barbary pirates, published in time for the 2005 bicentennial of the conflict, will inspire readers to support new efforts in the war on terrorism. At any rate, he gives us a thoroughly readable history of a prolonged crisis in American foreign and naval policy that arose when the U.S. became independent from Great Britain and commerce that had been colonial was no longer sheltered by a mother country's large navy. To cope with the seizing of American ships and the ransoming of American sailors who were held under often barbaric conditions, the U.S. revived its navy and sent it into action off the shores of Tripoli. A cheap or unqualified victory wasn't achieved, but a useful precedent was set for armed resistance to international extortion. Moreover, the U.S. made...


The Orientalists
Kristian Davies
0975978306
Feb 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Foreword Magazine " ‘Orientalism,’ the brilliantly colorful art of the 1800s that captured the exotic Orient in striking and fascinating detail, "is ripe for redefinition," states Kristian Davies, adding that the initiative requires "a delirious energy, a tangible, uncomplicated enthusiasm." Possessing those qualities, he founded a press and has published a sumptuous book ablaze with reproductions of often spectacular Orientalist paintings. He is sparing with strictly academic analyses, but generous with engaging personal commentary and straightforward contextual pointers – and fully rewards his readers. Some 300 images by seventy-five or so painters drawn from forty five institutions in seven nations do not simply mean one more over-lavish omnium-gatherum coffee-table book. Davies’ subtitle...


Guerrillas: Journeys in the Insurgent World
Jon Lee Anderson
0641684444

Paperback
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Fueling the Fire: U. S. Policy & the Western Sahara Conflict
Leo Kamil
0932415229
January 1996
Hardcover
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Fueling the Fire: U.S. Policy & The Western Sahara Conflict
Leo Kamil
0932415237
December 1986
Paperback
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Western Sahara: The Roots of a Desert War
Tony Hodges
0882081527


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Western Sahara: Anatomy of a Stalemate
Erik Jensen
1588263053
October 2004
Paperback
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The Western Saharans
Virginia McLean Thompson
0389201480
June 1980
Hardcover
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Book Description
A comprehensive economic, political, and social portrait of the key constituents in the conflict over the Western Sahara.


La Historia Prohibida del Sahara Espanol
Tomas Barbulo
8423334465
October 2002
Paperback
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Historical Dictionary of Western Sahara
Anthony G. Pazzanita
0810855402
January 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Includes the UN referendum effort and recent political changes in neighboring Morocco, Mauritania, and Algeria and providing a wealth of historical, sociological, economic, and political information. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author
A lawyer and writer, Anthony G. Pazzanita (AB, Franklin and Marshall; JD, Case Western Reserve; MA, international relations, University of Pennsylvania) has visited Western Sahara, attended professional conferences on the conflict, written journal articles on North African and other topics, and contributed a chapter to "International Dimensions of the Western Sahara Conflict," Zoubir and Volman, eds. A British writer and journalist, Tony Hodges is the author of "Western Sahara: The Roots of...


Holocene Settlement of the Egyptian Sahara : Volume 1: The Archaeology of Nabta Playa
Fred Wendorf, Romuald Schild
0306466120
November 1, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Eastern Sahara is a truly fascinating place to study prehistory; despite the impression of a hostile environment, widespread and abundant archaelogical evidence suggest that the area was not always a lifeless desert. This monumental volume deals with the Halocene stratigraphy and archaeology of Nabta Playa, perhaps the largest of the deflaltional basins found in the region and one especially rich in archaeological remains documenting past human presence.


Endgame in the Western Sahara: What Future for Africa's Last Colony
Toby Shelley
1842773402
November 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
For a remote strip of Saharan desert along the Atlantic seaboard, the Western Sahara has begun to attract a lot of attention. The European Union, the USA, the UN and Morocco have all declared an interest in this former Spanish colony, not to mention the indigenous Sahraoui people, who have fought for self-determination for over quarter of a century. Toby Shelley has talked to Moroccan, Western Saharan Polisario and other diplomats, as well as contacts in the oil industry. He has visited the territory and had access to both the Moroccan administration and the underground opposition. What emerges is that there is now a real prospect of a definitive resolution to this long-running, often bloody, conflict between Morocco and the Sahraoui people.


Britain, the Sahara, and the western Sudan, 1788-1861, (Oxford studies in African affairs) (Oxford studies in African affairs)
A. Adu Boahen (Author)
B0007ISQW4


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Western Sahara Since 1975 Under Moroccan Administration: Social, Economic, and Political Transformation (North African Studies, 1)
Akbarali Thobhani
0773471731
May 2002
Hardcover
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Endgame in the Western Sahara: What Future for Africa's Last Colony
Toby Sheeley
1842773410
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
For a remote strip of Saharan desert along the Atlantic seaboard, the Western Sahara has begun to attract a lot of attention. The European Union, the USA, the UN and Morocco have all declared an interest in this former Spanish colony, not to mention the indigenous Sahraoui people, who have fought for self-determination for over quarter of a century. Toby Shelley has talked to Moroccan, Western Saharan Polisario and other diplomats, as well as contacts in the oil industry. He has visited the territory and had access to both the Moroccan administration and the underground opposition. What emerges is that there is now a real prospect of a definitive resolution to this long-running, often bloody, conflict between Morocco and the Sahraoui people.

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