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  • Paperback: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 2nd ed. edition (22 Jun. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374128790
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374128791
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 691,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The Conquest of the Sahara is almost everything a book should be-an adornment for your home, a blitz of information for your brain, a diversion and a hoot, and, finally, balm for your soul." --The Los Angeles Times

"A bravura account...Readers with a taste for exotic popular history will savor Porch's wry sense of irony." --Newsweek

"In this admirable book, Douglas Porch sets the record straight." --The Washington Post Book World

"Porch is knowledgeable. . .and a fine writer with a dramatic style . . .[he] has done a superb job." --The Boston Globe

"[Porch] presents a vivid blow-by-blow account of how this arid, inhospitable land was penetrated at a terrible cost." --The San Francisco Chronicle

About the Author

Douglas Porch is a military historian and the author of The Path to Victory: The Mediterranean Theater in World War II (FSG, 2003). He is a professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.


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