Hardcover, 8vo., good condition in dustjacket, maps, black & white and colour illus., sources, notes, index, 510pp. History of the six men and one woman who searched for the source of the White Nile. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Between 1856 and 1876, five explorers, all British, took on the seemingly impossible task of discovering the source of the White Nile. Showing exceptional courage and extraordinary resilience, Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke, Samuel Baker, David Livingstone and Henry Morton Stanley risked their lives and their reputations in the name of this quest. They journeyed through East and Central Africa into unmapped territory, discovered the great lakes, Tanganyika and Victoria, navigated the upper Nile and the Congo, and suffered the ravages of flesh-eating ulcers, malaria and deep spear wounds. Using new research, Tim Jeal tells the story of these great expeditions, while also examining the tragic consequences which the Nile search has had on Uganda and Sudan to this day. "Explorers of the Nile" is a gripping adventure story with an arresting analysis of Britain's imperial past and the Scramble for Africa.
From the Author:
Praise for Tim Jeal’s Stanley, winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography
"A magnificent new life. . . . There have been many biographies of Stanley, but Jeal's is the most felicitous, the best informed, the most complete and readable and exhaustive, profiting from his access to an immense new trove of Stanley material."—Paul Theroux, front page, New York Times Book Review
"[An] impressive, revealing, and well written biography. . . . Tim Jeal has had both the good fortune to see [Stanley's] papers and the skill to construct a new interpretation around them. He recognizes Stanley's feats and views them in the context of his age rather than ours. Moreover, he adds new layers to his subject's character."—David Gilmour, New York Review of Books
"[T]his commanding, definitive biography . . . is an unalloyed triumph."—Jason Roberts, Washington Post Book World
“Sympathetic yet balanced, perceptive and full of perspective, this is biography at its best.”—Ross Leckie, The Times London
Named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2007 by the New York Times Book Review
Selected as one of the best books of 2008 by the Washington Post
Nominated for the 2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography
Title: Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and ...
Publisher: London, Faber & Faber, 2011.
Book Description Faber & Faber, 2011. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP69887510
Book Description Faber & Faber, 2011. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP94383953
Book Description Faber & Faber, 2011. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP71926155
Book Description Faber and Faber, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. Previously may have been exposed to water (some marks remain but is usable) Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001329076
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004631950
Book Description Faber & Faber, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. A decent copy of this hardback with dust wrapper. No significant flaws to the wrapper or book We sell high quality books at reasonable prices, shipped regularly from the UK. We are part of the Petersfield Bookshop who are members of the ABA, ILAB and PBFA. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000041806
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Book Description Faber & Faber, London, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. DJ price-clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 006858
Book Description Faber and Faber, London, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. xvii + 510 pages, well illus, a very nice copy of this well-known book on "the contest to uncover the planet's most elusive secret". Book is bumped at spine and edges with some markings as well, and lightly so at corners; some marks on upper and lower outer edges of pages; internally very good. Jacket remains very bright but both top and lower edges are bumped and creased with a nick or two; corners very slightly worn; internally stained in the top quarter. PLEASE NOTE ¿ This is a heavy book (in excess of 1kg when packed) but postage/shipping within UK is included in the indicated pricing. For an order outside of UK, however, we will be asking for an additional contribution towards shipping costs. Bookseller Inventory # 4646