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Describes late nineteenth-century expeditions to discover the source of the Nile from Burton and Speke to Henry Stanley
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Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile -- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the 19th century, which was at that time the most mysterious and impenetrable region on Earth. Capturing in breathtaking prose the larger-than-life personalities of such notable figures as Stanley, Livingstone, Burton, and many others, The White Nile remains a seminal work in tales of discovery and escapade, filled with incredible historical detail and compelling stories of heroism and drama.About the Author:
Alan Moorehead (1910-1983) was a foreign correspondent for the London Daily Express, where he won an international reputation for his coverage of World War II campaigns, and also served as the chief public relations officer in the Ministry of Defense. He is also the author of many other notable books, including Gallipoli and Darwin and the Beagle.
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Book Description Vintage/Random House, New York, NY, 1983. Soft Cover. Condition: New. First Edition, First Thus. BRAND NEW COPY w/trace edge wear to soft cover. First published 1960; this is the first Vintage Books edition of the Revised edition of 1971 in which text has been slightly shorted to include 48 color plates and 120 monochrome illustrations. Historical narrative of Western exploration of Central Africa and search for source water of the Nile. The White Nile and the Blue Nile being the two main tributaries of the great river. Volume concentrates on expeditions of the years 1856 - 1900. Australian-born journalist and author Alan Moorehead (1910 - 1983) also wrote the complimentary volume, "The Blue Nile" (1961), which steps back further to 1798. Text in 18 chapters, 4 parts: I, The Exploration; II, The Exploitation; III, The Moslem Revolt; and, IV, The Christian Victory, followed by Epilogue and Chronology. Seller Inventory # 012224
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