The Conquest of the Sahara

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Macmillan, 22 Haz 2005 - 352 sayfa
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In The Conquest of the Sahara, Douglas Porch tells the story of France's struggle to explore and dominate the great African desert at the turn of the century. Focusing on the conquest of the Ahaggar Tuareg, a Berber people living in a mountain area in central Sahara, he goes on to describe the bizarre exploits of the desert's explorers and conquerors and the incompetence of the French military establishment. Porch summons up a world of oases, desert forts and cafés where customers paid the dancer by licking a one-franc piece and sticking it on her forehead.

The Conquest of the Sahara reveals the dark side of France's "civilizing mission" into this vast terrain, and at the same time, weaves a rich tale of extravagant hopes, genius and foolhardiness.

  

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LibraryThing Review

Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi  - MikeBarton - LibraryThing

Colonialism was the maddest thing. This book details some of the folly of the French "acquisition' of the Sahara. The strengths and weaknesses of some great characters. Their struggle with the harshness of the desert and its people. Tam incelemeyi okuyun

Review: The Conquest of the Sahara

Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi  - Adam - Goodreads

The information in this book is incredible, and the story (although is really about 30 story's) is pretty new to me so I found it fascinating. It is kind of hard to digest because of the entire world of culture that is hard to wrap my head around. Tam incelemeyi okuyun

İçindekiler

I THE MIRAGE
5
II THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI
12
III THE DESERT
27
IV THE OASIS
49
V THE PEOPLE OF THE VEIL
65
VI THE TRANSSAHARIAN
83
VII THE FIRST EXPEDITION
97
VIII THE MASSACRE
111
XIII THE CONQUEST OF LAKE CHAD
198
XIV THE TUAT
208
XV THE RESISTANCE
222
XVI THE DARK SIDE OF BEAU GESTE
233
XVII THE SAHARIANS
248
XVIII AN ADMINISTRATIVE TOUR
273
Epilogue
295
Notes
305

IX THE SOUTHERN APPROACHES
126
X THE MORÈS AFFAIR
147
XI THE FOUREAULAMY MISSION
164
XII THE MEN WHO WOULD BE KINGS
181

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Yazar hakkında (2005)

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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