The White Nile

The White Nile

by Alan Moorehead

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Overview

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 nineteenth 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780840065346
Publisher: B&N Distribution
Publication date: 10/30/1995
Edition description: Older Edition
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Prologue vii
PART ONE: The Exploration
Zanzibar 1856
3(19)
The Inspiration
22(20)
The Vales of Paradise
42(20)
The Coy Fountains
62(19)
Baker of the Nile
81(25)
Kudos and Baraka
106(24)
Le Briseur d'Obstacles
130(17)
PART TWO: The Exploitation
Beggar on Horseback
147(24)
To Go in Peace
171(26)
The Camel Rider
197(22)
PART THREE: The Moslem Revolt
Suez 1882
219(16)
Sarawaking the Sudan
235(22)
A Roof with a View
257(28)
The Falling Nile
285(19)
The Mahdi's Ghost
304(14)
Paradise Reformed
318(11)
The Waters of Babylon
329(26)
PART FOUR: The Christian Victory
The Open River
355(30)
Epilogue 385(14)
Notes 399(12)
Acknowledgements 411(2)
Index 413

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