Douglas Porch, "The French Foreign Legion"
HarperCollins | 1991 | ISBN 0060166525 | 728 pgs. | PDF | 161MB, 157MB, 116 MB
A massive history of the Legion up to its leaving Algeria in 1962. The author is a historian specializing in French politics, the military, and imperialism, so this book is very good on putting the myths and image of this famous unit in context. The book is a skillful fusion of campaigns, social study, politics, history, and biography. It is based on official archival sources, memoirs, and even oral history for the most recent events. This is the best serious study of the French Foreign Legion.