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The Conquest of the Sahara
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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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"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

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