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The compassionate warrior : Abd el-Kader of Algeria

Author: Elsa Marston; Barbara Petzen
Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Wisdom Tales, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 during his armed resistance to the French conquest of Algeria.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
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Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: ʻAbd al-Qādir ibn Muḥyī al-Dīn, Amir of Mascara; ʻAbd al-Qādir ibn Muḥyī al-Dīn, Amir of Mascara
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elsa Marston; Barbara Petzen
ISBN: 9781937786106 1937786102
OCLC Number: 818954016
Awards: Winner of Midwest Book Award (MIPA) (Young Adult Nonfiction) 2014
Commended for Midwest Book Award (MIPA) (History) 2014
Description: xiii, 162 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Algeria, December 1847 --
Barbary pirates and French adventures --
An unlikely leader emerges --
The emir's strategy --
Abd el-Kader's vision for his people --
Frenchmen in the emir's life --
War of total conquest --
The devastating tides of war --
Promises kept and broken --
The imprisoned celebrity --
Freedom and a new life in exile --
Madness in Damascus --
Abd el-Kader's vision for the world --
Epilogue: Algeria after Abd el-Kader.
Responsibility: by Elsa Marston ; foreword by Barbara Petzen.

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