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Exit Rommel: The Tunisian Campaign, 1942-43 (Stackpole Military History)

By Bruce Allen Watson

Stackpole Books
Paperback (240 pages)

Exit Rommel: The Tunisian Campaign, 1942-43 (Stackpole Military History)
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  • Story of the defeat of the legendary Desert Fox
  • Analyzes Rommel's generalship
  • Details logistical difficulties and the erosion of weapons quality of the Afrika Korps

    In the sands of North Africa during the early years of World War II, German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel burnished his reputation as the "Desert Fox." After a string of successes, Rommel's fortunes began to sour with the battles of El Alamein, where the British under Bernard Montgomery halted Axis expansion in the fall of 1942, followed days later by the American landings in Morocco and Algeria. As the Americans drove the Germans into Tunisia from the west and the British from the east, Rommel routed U.S. forces at Kasserine Pass. After his last-ditch attack at Medenine was repulsed, the Desert Fox was forced to evacuate, leaving much of his fabled force to Allied captivity.

  • A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940–1945: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942–1943

    By Giovanni Massimello & Russell Guest

    Grub Street Publishing
    Released: 2018-07-01
    Kindle Edition (736 pages)

    A History of the Mediterranean Air War, 1940–1945: Tunisia and the End in Africa, November 1942–1943
     
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    The third volume in the epic military aviation series focuses on the Allied invasion of North Africa during World War II.
     
    This work of WWII history takes us to November 1942 to explain the background of the first major Anglo-American venture: Operation Torch, the invasion of French North Africa. Describing the fratricidal combat that followed the initial landings in Morocco and Algeria, it then considers the unsuccessful efforts to reach northern Tunisia before the Germans and Italians could get there to forestall the possibility of an attack from the west on the rear of the Afrika Korps forces, then beginning their retreat from El Alamein.
     
    The six months of hard fighting that followed, as the Allies built up the strength of their joint air forces and gradually wrested control of the skies from the Axis, are recounted in detail. The continuing story of the Western Desert Air Force is told, as it advanced from the east to join hands with the units in the west. Also covered are the arrivals over the front of American pilots and crew, the P-38 Lightning, the Spitfire IX, and the B-17 Flying Fortress—and of the much-feared Focke-Wulf Fw 190.
     
    The aerial activities over Tunisia became one of the focal turning points of World War II, yet are frequently overlooked by historians. Here, the air-sea activities, the reconnaissance flights, and the growing day and night bomber offensives are examined in detail.
     
     

    Tunisia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

    By Gerald Zarr

    Kuperard
    Released: 2009-03-24
    Paperback (168 pages)

    Tunisia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
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    Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include: * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken

    The Making of the Tunisian Revolution: Contexts, Architects, Prospects

    Edinburgh University Press
    Paperback (344 pages)

    The Making of the Tunisian Revolution: Contexts, Architects, Prospects
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    From late 2010 to the present day, the Arab world has been shot through with insurrection and revolt. As a result, Tunisia is now seen as the unlikely birthplace and exemplar of the process of democratisation long overdue in the Arab world.

    Mixing political, historical, economic, social and cultural analyses and approaches, these essays reflect on the local, regional and transnational dynamics together with the long and short term factors that, when combined, set in motion the Tunisian revolution and the Arab uprisings. Above all, the book maps the intertwined genealogies of cultural dissent that have contributed to the mobilisation of protesters and to the sustenance of protests between 17 December 2010 and 14 January 2011, and beyond.

    Table of Contents:

    Introduction

    Part I: Contexts: Roots of Discontent

    Under the Emperor's Neoliberal Clothes! Why the International Financial Institutions Got it Wrong in Tunisia
    Emma Murphy

    Playing the Islamic Card: The Use and Abuse of Religion in Tunisian Politics
    Kenneth Perkins

    United States Policy towards Tunisia since 1956: What New Engagement after an Expendable Friendship?
    Lofti Ben Rejeb

    'Friends of Tunisia': French Economic and Diplomatic Support of Tunisian Authoritarianism
    Amy Aisen Kallander

    Part II: Architects: Genealogies of Dissent

    From Socio-Economic Protest to National Revolt: Mapping the Workers Origins of the Tunisian Revolution
    Sami Zemni

    The Powers of Social Media
    Tarek Kahlaoui

    Rethinking the Role of the Media in the Tunisian Uprising
    Rikke Hostrup Haugbolle

    Visions of Dissent, Voices of Discontent: Postcolonial Tunisian Film and Song
    Nouri Gana

    Part III: Prospects: The Postrevolutionary Moment

    From Resistance to Governance: The Category of Civility in the Political Theory of Tunisian Islamists, Nadia Marzouki

    Women's Rights before and after the Revolution
    Monica Marks

    The Rise of Salafism and the Future of Democratization
    Fabio Merone and Francesco Cavatorta

    The Fragile Tunisian Democracy-What Prospects for the Future
    Lise Storm

    Postscript: Preserving the Exemplar
    Nouri Gana

    Tunisia: Your Ultimate Guide to Travel, Culture, History, Food and More!: Experience Everything Travel Guide Collection™

    By Experience Everything Publishing

    Experience Everything Publishing
    Released: 2015-11-27
    Kindle Edition (26 pages)

    Tunisia:  Your Ultimate Guide to Travel, Culture, History, Food and More!: Experience Everything Travel Guide Collection™
     
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    Tunisia Your Ultimate Guide to Travel, Culture, History, Food and More!
    Experience Everything Travel Guide Collection™

    Thank you for purchasing this book from the Experience Everything Travel Guide Collection™! Inside you will find a ton of useful, informative and entertaining information on Tunisia and it is our desire that this book will provide you with the inspiration to explore!

    CONTENTS:
    Introduction
    Chapter I: Geography
    Chapter II: History
    Chapter III: Culture
    Chapter IV: Getting Around
    Chapter V: Where to stay
    Chapter VI: Where to go and where to eat
    Chapter VII: Must See Festivals

    Disclaimer:
    While this book contains a great deal of information, it does not have all of the information that is available on the Internet. It is written to inspire you about the destination rather than act as a full travel guide that you could use to get from point A to point B or to specific addresses/locations during your tour.

    Patton's First Victory: How General George Patton Turned the Tide in North Africa and Defeated the Afrika Korps at El Guettar

    By Leo Barron

    Stackpole Books
    Hardcover (312 pages)

    Patton s First Victory: How General George Patton Turned the Tide in North Africa and Defeated the Afrika Korps at El Guettar
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    American troops invaded North Africa in November 1942, but did not face serious resistance until the following February, when they finally tangled with Rommel’s Afrika Korps—and the Germans gave the inexperienced Americans a nasty drubbing at Kasserine Pass. After this disaster, Gen. George Patton took command and reinvigorated U.S. troops with tough training and new tactics. In late March, at El Guettar in Tunisia, Patton’s men defeated the Germans. It was a morale-boosting victory—the first American success versus the Germans and the first of Patton’s storied World War II career—and proved to the enemy, the British, and the Americans themselves that the U.S. Army could fight and win.

    From Bomboloni to Bagel: A Story of Two Worlds

    By Jacqueline Gmach

    Gefen Publishing House
    Paperback (250 pages)

    From Bomboloni to Bagel: A Story of Two Worlds
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    This is the story of Jackie Semha, a young girl born in Tunisia to a loving family and community, yet one in which only boys are celebrated. Her journey from Tunisia, to France, Israel, Canada and finally the United States forces her to confront the disparity between the land of her birth and the land of her mature years. Her transition from a learning-handicapped tomboy sheltered in the womb of a loving community to a successful professional in a foreign land with an unfamiliar language and alien customs and values is heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time. The words of her teacher, Madame Sabban: Si tu veux, tu peux If you want to succeed, you can succeed gave Jackie strength and inspired her to help others find the faith in themselves to achieve greatness. Jackie s story is brought to life through a collection of superbly written vignettes with the help of the writer Hillary S. Liber.

    Tunisian Tales: The 1st Parachute Brigade in North Africa 1942-43

    By Niall Cherry

    Helion and Company
    Hardcover (424 pages)

    Tunisian Tales: The 1st Parachute Brigade in North Africa 1942-43
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    Whilst many books have been written on the history of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces in WWII, none of them have concentrated solely on the story of the 1st Parachute Brigade in North Africa between 1942 and 1943. Helion and Company are therefore pleased to announce the publication of Tunisian Tales - the 1st Parachute Brigade in North Africa 1942 - 1943 by Niall Cherry.

    Tunisian Tales covers the raising of the Brigade in 1941 and training in the UK before their transfer to the Mediterranean theater of operations. It also covers the three airborne operations carried out by the Brigade there - Bone, Souk-el-Arba and Depienne/Oudna - in great detail.

    The book is complemented by over 100 photos many never published before, several maps (including one used by Lieutenant Colonel Pearson when in command of the 1st Parachute Battalion) and coverage of the Airborne Medical Services in the area, besides extensive appendices.

    This is Niall Cherry's third book for Helion following on from his highly successful previous titles -
    Most Unfavorable Ground and Striking Back. As in his previous works, detailed research has been carried out using official reports, war diaries and veterans' accounts. The book has the full approval of 'Airborne Assault', the Museum of the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces at Duxford, and we are delighted that its curator, Jon Baker, has contributed the Foreword.

    Tunisian Tales represents a notable contribution to new research into the history of Britain's airborne forces. It is being published in a strictly limited edition hardback run of 1,000 copies, each signed by the author and individually numbered.


     
     
     

     
     
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