The White Nile (Penguin Classic History)

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This tale starts with Richard Burton and John Hanningspeke setting out to find the sources of the Nile. The author tells of "Baker of the Nile" and his wife, and of the American journalist H. M. Stanley whose greeting to Livingstone became a household phrase. He also examines the results of their discoveries: the building of the Suez Canal, the appointment of "Chinese" Gordon as governor-general of the Sudan and his tragic end in Khartoum, of the military successes which made Queen Victoria the ruler of a huge area from Alexandia to the highlands of Uganda, and which opened the Nile as a highway from Central Africa to the sea.

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"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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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.

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