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Morocco That Was free pdf Until 1912 Morocco had never suffered foreign domination, and its mountainous interior was as closed to foreigners as Tibet. Walter Harris was the exception. He lived in the country for more than thirty-five years, and as The Times correspondent he observed every aspect of its life. He describes the unfettered Sultanate in all its dark, melodramatic splendour. Harris was an intimate of at least three of the ruling Sultans and a man capable of befriending even his kidnapper. Included in this volume is his account of his most audacious expedition. Only three Christians had ever visited the walled city of Sheshouan: one was poisoned, one came for an hour disguised as a rabbi - the other was Walter Harris.

About Walter Harris

Walter Harris was born in London in 1866 and attended Harrow, where his extravagant story-telling earned him the nickname 'the liar'. A lot of his later writing, colourful and anecdotal in nature, seems to justify this tag, but most of his work has independent corroboration: to a large degree his life was the exciting adventure he described. This adventure began early. After a brief stint at Caius, Cambridge, Walter Harris wandered through Asia, Russia and Europe before settling in Tangiers in 1886 where he became The Times correspondent for Morocco. He spent time learning the local language and customs and establishing a web of contacts. This all paid off for him when, from about 1903 onwards, Morocco became prominent on the world stage as a sparring ground for Germany and France. He did more than just file newspaper stories, undertaking espionage for British and French governments. He remained close both to the ruling family of Morocco, chronicling their experiences in the immediate wake of the establishment of the French Protectorate, and to less savoury elements, becoming a friend of his captor, the bandit Raisuli. Walter Harris died in 1933.

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Author : Walter Harris
Publisher : Eland Publishing Ltd
Data Published : 31 July 2012
ISBN : 1906011990
EAN : 9781906011994
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 264 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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