The Conquest of Morocco: A History (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Douglas Porch is a military historian and the author of The Conquest of Morocco and The Conquest of the Sahara (FSG, 2005). He is a professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

Praise For…

“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 Bararni. Throw in von Sternberg and Dietrich-Charles Boyer, too-and what a movie it might have made.” —The Boston Globe

“A colorful account. . .Douglas 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

“[An] exotic and bravura popular history.” —Newsweek

“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.” —The Chicago Sun Times

“An entertaining history.” —The Atlantic Monthly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374128807
ISBN-10: 0374128804
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: June 22nd, 2005
Pages: 368
Language: English