THE WHITE NILE by Alan Moorehead


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Based on contemporary records, as well as Alan Moorehead's solid sense of history and subtler character insights, this is an exciting record of the fifty years of African exploration and the attempt to reach the sources of the Nile. Across these pages we meet a mixed group of reckless to resolute figures -- soldiers, sportsmen, scholars and reformers who through whatever motivation made these journeys to the interior and endured ordeals of hardship. Burton, the romantic, and his associate Speke, later his opponent, the practical and sensible Baker, Livingstone on his last expedition which ended with the famous confrontation and partnership with Stanley, George Gordon, the first in the long lineage of military mystics, all these and others were fascinated and challenged by the Nile. Provides rich historical and geographical background.

Pub Date: Jan. 11th, 1960
Publisher: Harper