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    The Conquest of Morocco tells the story of France's last great colonial adventure. At the turn of the twentieth century, Morocco was a nation yet to emerge from the Middle Ages, ruled by local warlords and riven by religious fanaticism. But in the mad scramble for African colonies, Morocco had one great attraction for the Europeans: it was available. In 1903, France undertook to conquer the exotic and backward country. By the time World War I broke out the conquest was virtually complete.Based on extensive original research, The Conquest of Morocco is a splendid work of popular history. Douglas Porch is a military historian and the author of many works of military history, including The Conquest of Morocco, The French Foreign Legion, The French Secret Services: From the Dreyfus Affair to the Gulf War, and The Path to Victory: The Mediterranean Theater in World War II. He is a professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. The Conquest of Morocco tells the story of France's last great colonial adventure. At the turn of the twentieth century, Morocco was a nation yet to emerge from the Middle Ages, ruled by local warlords and riven by religious fanaticism. But in the mad scramble for African colonies, Morocco had one great attraction for the Europeans: it was available. In 1903, France undertook to conquer the exotic land that progress had bypassed. By 1914, the French were well entrenched on the northwestern should of Africa and poised to extend their occupation into the Atlas Mountains.   Based on extensive original research, The Conquest of Morocco is a splendid work of popular history. "The conquest of Morocco was a great game—a picaresque war of modern times . . . Porch has brought it all back, including the Camel Corps and the never-never land of Sidi Barrani. Throw in von Sternberg and Dietrich—Charles Boyer, too—and what a movie it might have made."—The Boston Globe  "A colorful account . . . Porch tells the story of the conquest of Morocco with wit, wisdom, and a proper appreciation of the accidents of history.”—The New York Times Book Review   "A lively chronicle . . . A good and valuable book."—The Washington Post Book World    "Porch applies his considerable wit and notable literary style to an exciting story ringing with ancient and modern war cries."—Chicago Sun-Times

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    • Reliure : Paperback
    • 368  pages
    • Dimensions :  2.5cmx14.0cmx20.8cm
    • Poids : 204.1g
    • Editeur :   Farrar, Straus And Giroux Paru le
    • ISBN :  0374128804
    • EAN13 :  9780374128807
    • Langue : Anglais

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    The Conquest of Morocco tells the story of France's last great colonial adventure. At the turn of the twentieth century, Morocco was a nation yet to emerge from the Middle Ages, ruled by local warlords and riven by religious fanaticism. But in the mad scramble for African colonies, Morocco had one great attraction for the Europeans: it was available. In 1903, France undertook to conquer the exotic and backward country. By the time World War I broke out the conquest was virtually complete.Based on extensive original research, The Conquest of Morocco is a splendid work of popular history. Douglas Porch is a military historian and the author of many works of military history, including The Conquest of Morocco, The French Foreign Legion, The French Secret Services: From the Dreyfus Affair to the Gulf War, and The Path to Victory: The Mediterranean Theater in World War II. He is a professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. The Conquest of Morocco tells the story of France's last great colonial adventure. At the turn of the twentieth century, Morocco was a nation yet to emerge from the Middle Ages, ruled by local warlords and riven by religious fanaticism. But in the mad scramble for African colonies, Morocco had one great attraction for the Europeans: it was available. In 1903, France undertook to conquer the exotic land that progress had bypassed. By 1914, the French were well entrenched on the northwestern should of Africa and poised to extend their occupation into the Atlas Mountains.   Based on extensive original research, The Conquest of Morocco is a splendid work of popular history. "The conquest of Morocco was a great game—a picaresque war of modern times . . . Porch has brought it all back, including the Camel Corps and the never-never land of Sidi Barrani. Throw in von Sternberg and Dietrich—Charles Boyer, too—and what a movie it might have made."—The Boston Globe  "A colorful account . . . Porch tells the story of the conquest of Morocco with wit, wisdom, and a proper appreciation of the accidents of history.”—The New York Times Book Review   "A lively chronicle . . . A good and valuable book."—The Washington Post Book World    "Porch applies his considerable wit and notable literary style to an exciting story ringing with ancient and modern war cries."—Chicago Sun-Times