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An account of the European discovery and exploration of the great West African river, the peoples who lived along its course, and the European march of conquest against those peoples
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This is the true story of a handful of obsessed explorers who fought man and nature to find and open the River Niger in the late 19th century. They crossed seemingly unconquerable deserts, were attacked by thieves and left for dead, went mad, murdered and starved. Allies in a hard and lonely mission, they quarrelled and accused each other of homosexuality, living in separate tents and communicating by letter. They ran out of water and drank their own blood to stay alive. The author is a Pulitzer Prize-winner whose other books include biographies of Somerset Maugham, Churchill, Roosevelt and William S.Burroughs.
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. 63 B/W Photos, 7 Maps (illustrator). First Edition. (full book description) Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, MA, 1991. 1st PB Edition 1st Printing, NEW, Paperback, Size=5.5"x8.5", 350pgs(Index). 63 B/W Photos, 7 Maps. Clean, bright & tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. ISBN 0395567564 [Africa: African Rivers: Niger River: Niger Valley: History: African History] SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Book. Seller Inventory # CONROY260930I
Book Description Mariner Books, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0395567564
Book Description Houghton Mifflin, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0395567564
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0395567564