The story of the Nile, from the Mountains of the Moon to the Mediterranean. The tale starts with Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke setting out to find the sources of the Nile. It continues with Baker of the Nile and his wife struggling with malaria, and of the famous greeting between Stanley and Livingstone. The book examines the results of their discoveries: the building of the Suez canal; the Khedive Ismail's appointment of Gordon as Governor-General of Sudan; and the story of the last days of Khartoum. The book concludes with Kitchener's military success at Omdurman which made Queen Victoria the ruler of the huge area from Alexandria to the highlands of Uganda and which resulted in the Nile being, for the first tiem, an open highway from Central Africa to the sea.
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1971 hardback edition. Picture dustjacket as paperback cover. Dustjacket is well worn, pages are clean & crisp, all proceeds to Wakefield Hospice.Review:
"A NOBLE BOOK ABOUT THE MIGHTIEST RIVER ON EARTH".
-- SATURDAY REVIEW
"Extraordinary, Compelling."--"New York Times"A noble book about the mightiest river on earth."--"Saturday Review"A vivid chronicle, stirring, exciting, important...endlessly fascinating. A superb drama of adventurers whose like can never again be seen."--"New York Herald Tribune
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Book Description Penguin Books, London, 1983. Stiff Card Paperback. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: No. 320pp. and about 200 illustrations. Still shrink-wrapped. Size: 201x132mm. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 18383
Book Description Penguin. Soft Cover. Book Condition: New. A new copy, still in shrinkwrap. Book tells "the story of the Nile from the mountains of the Moon to the Mediterranean." Front cover shows an engraving of the Murchison Falls taken from Sir Samuel Baker's The Albert N'yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, adapted and coloured by Ronald Clark. Colourfully illustrated black soft cover with black titling on front, white titling on spine. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 014528
Book Description Penguin Books, 1973. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140036849
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