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Colin Smith is a British foreign-affairs journalist and military historian. He was born in Birmingham, England in 1944. For 26 years he worked for The Observer newspaper, of which he was an Assistant Editor, mainly reporting on wars and trouble spots from all over the world starting in 1971 with the Bengali uprising in what was then East Pakistan. He visited Cambodia and Vietnam during the closing stages of American withdrawal and remained in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) after Vietnamese communist forces entered the city. Later he mainly covered the Middle East, based first in Nicosia, then Cairo and Jersusalem and spending a considerable amount of time (1975—84) in Lebanon. He reported on the first Gulf War, entering Kuwait City with the US Marines, the siege of Sarajevo, and the massacres in Rawanda. He has twice been named International Reporter of the Year in the British press awards and once runner up. His books include fiction and non-fiction among them "The Last Crusade", a novel set against the backcloth of General Allenby's 1917 campaign against the Ottoman Turks in Palestine which resulted in the capture of Jerusalem. In 2005 Viking Penguin published his "Singapore Burning". It is an unusual account of the fall of Singapore to the Japan's General Tomoyuki Yamashita in February 1942 in that it concentrates on the bitter rearguard actions Australians, UK British and British Indian Army troops fought down the Malayan peninsula in the two months that preceded the surrender and takes a more sympathetic view of the British commander Arthur Percival than is usually the case. It was generally well received, with some lavish praise for its writing and research. However, some Australian critics took issue with his allegations that the speed with which Yamashita overran Singapore itself - it took exactly a week - can be explained by the mass desertion of Australian troops. His next book was also inspired by World War Two. 'England's Last War Against France", which was was published in 2009, is a history of the British (and ultimately the Anglo-American) campaigns against the Vichy French between 1940-42 and includes an entertaining account of the little known invasion of Vichy Madagascar.

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Total Books: 126
The Photographer's Guide to Drones
2016 - The Photographer's Guide to Drones (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781681981147
ISBN-10: 1681981149
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference
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Mind the Gap Reflections from Luke's Gospel on the Divided City
2015 - Mind the Gap Reflections From Luke's Gospel on the Divided City [Urban Ministry in the 21st Century - Volume 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780692491744
ISBN-10: 0692491740
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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New Life and New Civilizations Exploring Star Trek Comics
Getting Around Kyoto A Pocket Atlas and Transportation Guide
2011 - Getting Around Kyoto a Pocket Atlas and Transportation Guide (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9784805309643
ISBN-10: 4805309644
Genre: Travel
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Contemporary French Philosophy A Study in Norms and Values
2011 - Contemporary French Philosophy a Study in Norms and Values [Routledge Revivals] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415610834
ISBN-10: 0415610834
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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The Making of the Poema de mio Cid
2010 - The Making of the Poema De Mio Cid (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521155199
ISBN-10: 0521155193
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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England's Last War Against France Fighting Vichy 1940-1942
2010 - England's Last War Against France Fighting VIchy 1940-1942 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780753827055
ISBN-10: 0753827050
Genre: History
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Passage to the Northern Isles Ferry Services to Orkney and Shetland 1790-2010
Complete Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Digital Photographers
8X8X7
2008 - 8x8x7 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781928650287
ISBN-10: 1928650287
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Out of Disorder
2007 - Out of Disorder (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781434347749
ISBN-10: 1434347745
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Rachael and the Refining Fire
2007 - Rachael and the Refining Fire (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780953889549
ISBN-10: 0953889548
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Complete Photoshop CS3 for Digital Photographers
2007 - Complete Photoshop Cs3 for Digital Photographers [Graphics Series] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781584505365
ISBN-10: 1584505362
Genre: Computers & Technology
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This Cold House The Simple Science of Energy Efficiency
How to Wow with Flash
2006 - How to Wow with Flash [How to Wow] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780321426499
ISBN-10: 0321426495
Genre: Computers & Technology
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Singapore Burning
2006 - Singapore Burning (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780141010366
ISBN-10: 0141010363
Genre: History
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The Ten Greatest Struggles of Your Life
2006 - The Ten Greatest Struggles of Your Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780802465573
ISBN-10: 0802465579
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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How to Wow Photoshop CS2 for the Web
2005 - How to Wow Photoshop Cs2 for the Web [How to Wow] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780321393944
ISBN-10: 0321393945
Genre: Computers & Technology
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Complete Photoshop CS2 For Digital Photographers
2005 - Complete Photoshop Cs2 for Digital Photographers [Graphics Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781584504627
ISBN-10: 1584504625
Genres: Arts & Photography, Computers & Technology
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How to Do Everything with Photoshop CS2
2005 - How to Do Everything with Photoshop Cs2 [How to Do Everything] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780072261608
ISBN-10: 0072261609
Genre: Computers & Technology
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Ten Keys to Unlock the Christian Life
2005 - Ten Keys to Unlock the Christian Life (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780802465566
ISBN-10: 0802465560
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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2004 - Unlocking the Bible Story Study Guide 1 [Unlocking the Bible: Bible Studies] (Paperback)
2004 - Unlocking the Bible Story Study Guide 2 [Unlocking the Bible: Bible Studies] (Paperback)
2004 - Unlocking the Bible Story [Unlocking the Bible Story] (Paperback)
2004 - Unlocking the Bible Story Study Guide 4 [Unlocking the Bible: Bible Studies] (Paperback)
1993 - Harpercollins Spanish Dictionary [HarperCollins Bilingual Dictionaries] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Four-play [Acting Edition] (Paperback)
The Palestinians [Report - Minority Rights Group ; no. 24] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Estudios Cidianos [Ensayos/Planeta de linguistica y critica literaria - Spanish Edition] (Other)
La Creacion Del Poema De Mio Cid [Filologia - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)