The Blue Nile (Paperback)

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In the mid 19th century a handful of European (mainly British) adventurers searched for, and eventually found, the headwaters of the Nile. While squabbling among themselves, they traveled individually through impenetrable jungle, encountering massacres, slave wars and treachery. This is the sequel to The White Nile. Two marvelous books! — Louise Jones

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In the first half of the nineteenth century, only a small handful of Westerners had ventured into the regions watered by the Nile River on its long journey from Lake Tana in Abyssinia to the Mediterranean-lands that had been forgotten since Roman times, or had never been known at all. In The Blue Nile, Alan Moorehead continues the classic, thrilling narration of adventure he began in The White Nile, depicting this exotic place through the lives of four explorers so daring they can be considered among the world's original adventurers -- each acting and reacting in separate expeditions against a bewildering background of slavery and massacre, political upheaval and all-out war.

About the Author


Alan Moorehead (1910-1983) was a foreign correspondent for the London Daily Express, where he won an international reputation for his coverage of World War II campaigns, and also served as the chief public relations officer in the Ministry of Defense. He is also the author of many other notable books, including Gallipoli and Darwin and the Beagle.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780060956400
ISBN-10: 0060956402
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: October 17th, 2000
Pages: 368
Language: English