University professor. Born– December 29, 1944, Tallahassee, Fla. Parents– Douglas and Jean (Lance) Porch. Grew up in Anniston. Married– Francoise Lamoureux, July 27, 1978. Children– One. Education– University of the South, B.A., 1967; Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, Ph.D., 1971; Ecole Normale Superieure, 1971-1972. Served in the U.S. Army Reserve, 1967-1974. Taught at University College of Wales in Aberystwyth; the Citadel in South Carolina, Mark Clark Professor of History.


Contemporary Authors, Vol. 107, and the jacket to the Conquest of the Sahara.


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The Conquest of Morocco. New York; Knopf, 1983.

The Conquest of the Sahara. New York; Knopf, 1984.

The French Foreign Legion; a Complete History of the Legendary Fighting Force. New York; Harper/Collins, 1991.

The March to the Marne; the French Army, 1871-1914. New York; Cambridge University Press, 1981.

The Portuguese Armed Forces and the Revolution. Stanford, Calif.; Hoover Institution Press, 1977.