Moroland

Moroland

by Robert A. Fulton

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$24.95

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ISBN-13: 9780979517303
Publisher: Robert Fulton
Publication date: 09/17/2007
Pages: 542
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.09(d)

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Moroland 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a person with minimal awareness of the Phillipines, apart from recent media coverage of kidnappings by Muslim extremists, I found the title of this book particularly intriguing. I wondered about the parallels that might exist between our nation's efforts in the early 1900's and what appears to be a similar quest in Iraq today so I was drawn to the topic. Having read historical fiction by Leon Uris and history by Stephen Ambrose, I found this book to be remarkably engaging. It is clear that Robert Fulton has done his homework but a fistful of facts and photographs does not a good read make. In the first of two books chronicling our involvement from 1899 to 1920, Fulton brings the characters on all sides of the story to life in a way that consistently holds the reader's attention and keeps them wondering what's coming next no small feat for a historical work. He reports a myriad of details without burying the reader in an avalanche of words and brings color to what could be considered a relatively black and white topic. Fulton's ability to observe without over editorializing was refreshing and I was able to enjoy the characters and events without having to filter through too much opinion. I also found Fulton's use of the supporting website 'morolandhistory' particularly effective. I believe this is the shape of things to come in publishing. There's so much more material that enhances what's been written in the book and I found myself rereading parts while looking at the website. This is a great idea. I hope others follow suit. Education and entertainment don't often meet but Moroland was an excellent combination of both and now I find myself looking forward to the past as I await Fulton's next offering.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The events of an insurgency from 100 years ago are captured by an author who has the talent to take historical facts and the smallest of details and transpose them into living events and characters that any lay historian can appreciate and thoroughly enjoy. Given a modern day lack of understanding of Islamic culture, the same political and military pitfalls found in Moroland are alive in today's conflicts. The interactive web site containing maps and photographs (with prompts in the text) expands each historical situation. Short explanations of weaponry and tactics are a welcome surprise to nonmilitary readers and bring them up-to-speed right when they need it. Use of current American idioms gives the narrative present day flavor and allows personal identification with historical situations. Yesterday's history has application today. A timely book!