Explorers of the Nile

Explorers of the Nile

The Triumph and Tragedy of A Great Victorian Adventure

Book - 2011
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"Nothing obsessed explorers of the mid-nineteenth century more than the quest to discover the source of the White Nile. It was the planet's most elusive secret, the prize coveted above all others. Between 1856 and 1876, six larger-than-life men and one extraordinary woman accepted the challenge. Showing extreme courage and resilience, Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke, James Augustus Grant, Samuel Baker, Florence von Sass, David Livingstone, and Henry Morton Stanley risked their lives and reputations in the fierce competition. Award-winning author Tim Jeal deploys fascinating new research to provide a vivid tableau of the unmapped 'Dark Continent, ' its jungle deprivations, and the courage--as well as malicious tactics--of the explorers."--Publisher's website.
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780300149357
0300149352
Branch Call Number: 916.2043 JEAL
Characteristics: xvii, 510 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color), portraits ; 24 cm

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