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Smith, Colin 1944-

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Works: 22 works in 99 publications in 3 languages and 3,670 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Military history  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Periodicals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: B2430.M3763, 940.5423
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Publications by Colin Smith
Most widely held works by Colin Smith
The Battle of Alamein : turning point, World War II by John Bierman( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 686 libraries worldwide
"In the most devastating global conflict in history, the Battle of Alamein stands out as one of the great triumphs of the Allied forces. In October 1942, the little Egyptian railway stop became the showdown between two legendary commanders - German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, the notorious "Desert Fox," and British Lieutenant General Bernard "Monty" Montgomery. When Rommel's Panzerarmee Afrika clashed with the imperial British forces under Monty, the entire dynamic of World War II changed. Now, in this account, John Bierman and Colin Smith unfold the whole story of the decisive campaigns of the desert war, from the Italian invasion of Egypt in September 1940 to the mass surrender of the Axis forces in Tunis in May 1943." "Writing with great verve, Bierman and Smith create a stunning panorama peopled by some of the most glamorous, dangerous, and mysterious figures in the war, drawing on extensive and hitherto overlooked primary sources, including battle reports, regimental histories, and interviews with veterans from all sides of the conflict. The story reads like a great war novel as the two sides chase each other back and forth across an unforgiving North African landscape. They shed new light on the remarkable story of Rommel's desert advisor, the shady Hungarian adventurer Laszlo Almasy, who was recast as the romantic English patient in Michael Ondaatje's novel. They also tell the story of the secret war fought by a group of German Jewish volunteers from Palestine and the strange tale of the unfortunate American colonel who became an unwilling source of intelligence for the Nazis." "The picture is large in scope, juxtaposing the designs and delusions of grand strategy against the courage, chaos, and confusion of individuals in combat. At Alamein, Nazi Germany's hitherto unbroken succession of land victories was finally reversed, and the mightiest war machine the world had ever seen suffered its first major defeat. This riveting account is military history at its absolute best."--BOOK JACKET
Fire in the night : Wingate of Burma, Ethiopia, and Zion by John Bierman( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of World War II commander Orde Wingate
Carlos : portrait of a terrorist by Colin Smith( Book )
15 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
The Palestinians by David McDowall( Book )
32 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
Examines the issues behind the bitter conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians, the historical developments leading to the division of Palestine and the formation of a Jewish nation, and the living conditions of Palestinians in Israel
Singapore burning : heroism and surrender in World War II by Colin Smith( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
England's last war against France : fighting Vichy 1940-1942 by Colin Smith( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
"Under the terms of the French Armistice with Nazi Germany, the unoccupied part of France and its substantial colonies were ruled from the spa town of Vichy by the government of Mar?chal Philip P?tain, the victor of Verdun, one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War. Between July 1940 and November 1942, while Britain was at war with Germany, Italy, and ultimately Japan, it also fought land, sea and air battles with the considerable forces at Vichy's disposal. When the Royal Navy sank the French Fleet at Mers-el-K?bir nearly 1,300 French sailors died in the twentieth century's most one-sided sea battle. The war the British and eventually the Americans fought against France in 1940-42 has never been written about as an entity, until now"--Publisher
Alamein : war without hate by John Bierman( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
The cut-out : a novel by Colin Smith( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
The last crusade by Colin Smith( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
War without hate : the desert campaign of 1940-1943 by John Bierman( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Carlos : portrait d'un terroriste by Colin Smith( Book )
3 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Carlos : retrato de un terrorista by Colin Smith( Book )
4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in Spanish and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Phenomenology of perception by Maurice Merleau-Ponty( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Hoofdwerk van de Franse filosoof (1908-1961), die als een van de grondleggers van het existentialisme geldt
portrait of a terrorist by Colin Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in Undetermined and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The moral and social aspects of vivisection by Colin Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Australian leather men ( serial )
in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
England's Last War Against France. ; Fighting Vichy 1940-42 by Colin Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
E-Book reader 9 biography ( file )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The Battle of Alamein turning point, World War II by John Bierman( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Battle of Alamein stands out as one of the great triumphs of the Allied forces. In October 1942, the little Egyptian railway stop became the showdown between two legendary commanders - German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, the notorious "Desert Fox," and British Lieutenant General Bernard "Monty" Montgomery. When Rommel's Panzerarmee Afrika clashed with the imperial British forces under Monty, the entire dynamic of World War II changed ... In this [book, the authors] unfold the whole story of the decisive campaigns of the desert war, from the Italian invasion of Egypt in September 1940 to the mass surrender of the Axis forces in Tunis in May 1943.-Dust jacket
 
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