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BOUYERDENE Ahmed, Emir Abd el-Kader: hero and Saint of Islam


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Description: Abd el-Kader: Hero and Saint of Islam is a biography of the great Algerian hero and mystic Emir Abd el-Kader (c. 1807/8-1883). Such was the Emir's popularity that, in 1846, the town of Elkader, Iowa was named in his honor.
Beginning with the childhood and youth of the Emir, the reader is carried along the course of his tumultuous life, from his idyllic early years in the desert, to his first battles against the colonizing French Africa Army, ending at last with his exile in Syria. In Damascus we see the hero-saint revealed once again during his rescue of some 15,000 Christians, an act that brought acclaim from such men as Abraham Lincoln and Pope Pius IX.
Throughout the biography, which contains 10  illustrations, the author examines the Emir's deepest nature: the saint and mystic whose greatness of soul and deep inner life is the true subject of this biography, and the source of the great piety, forbearance, and chivalry for which he was so justly famous and revered during his time.

Place and publisher: Indiana: World Wisdom Press

Date of publication: 2012

Number of pages: 296



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"...'One of the lancers rode by, and stabbed me in the back with his lance. I then turned, and lay with my face upward, and a foot soldier stabbed me with his sword as he walked by. Immediately after, another, with his firelock and bayonet, gave me a terrible plunge, and while doing it with all his might, exclaimed, "Sacré nom de Dieu!" '
'Charge! Charge the guns!' shouted Colonel Hamilton, who was last seen galloping through the Grand Battery 'going at full speed, with the bridle-reins between his teeth', according to one witness, 'after he had lost his hands'.

'There was nothing to be heard but the clashing of swords and bayonets, and the cries of the dying and wounded.'

The battle of Waterloo had all the drama and brutality of a nineteenth-century bare-knuckle prize fight. It was a vicious fight to the finish between two evenly matched opponents. In 24 Hours at Waterloo, using a plethora of previously unpublished eyewitness accounts, letters and diaries, Robert Kershaw reveals the soldier's view of this iconic battle: how they felt, what they saw, what they smelt and what they heard enduring this epic confrontation on Sunday 18 June 1815. Visceral and raw, this is Waterloo as you've never experienced it before."


Place and publisher: London: W H Allen

Date of publication: 2014

Number of pages: 448


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