The Resource River of the gods : genius, courage, and betrayal in the search for the source of the Nile, Candice Millard

River of the gods : genius, courage, and betrayal in the search for the source of the Nile, Candice Millard

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River of the gods : genius, courage, and betrayal in the search for the source of the Nile
Title
River of the gods
Title remainder
genius, courage, and betrayal in the search for the source of the Nile
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Candice Millard
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Set against the backdrop of the race to exploit Africa by the colonial powers, a story of courage and adventure brings to life the rivalry between two enemies--a decorated soldier and a young aristocrat/Army officer--as they set out to find the mysterious headwaters of the Nile River
  • For millennia the location of the Nile River's headwaters was shrouded in mystery. Expeditions to find it were stymied by a giant labyrinthine swamp. In the 19th century Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke were sent by the Royal Geographical Society to claim the prize for England. From the start the two men clashed. They would endure tremendous hardships, illness, and constant setbacks. Two years in, deep in the African interior Speke claimed he found the source in a great lake that he christened Lake Victoria. Back in England Speke disparaged Burton; Burton disputed his claim, and Speke launched another expedition to Africa to prove it. Millard turns to the third man on both expeditions: Sidi Mubarak Bombay, a former slave in a Sultan's army who used his resourcefulness, linguistic prowess and raw courage to forge a living as a guide. -- adapted from jacket
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LMJ
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Millard, Candice
Dewey number
916.2043
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DT117
LC item number
.M55 2022c
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Burton, Richard Francis
  • Speke, John Hanning
  • Bombay, Sidi Mubarak
  • Explorers
  • Large type books
  • Nile River
  • Nile River Valley
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River of the gods : genius, courage, and betrayal in the search for the source of the Nile, Candice Millard
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-490) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • txt
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Contents
Prologue: Obsession -- Part one: Some gallant heart. A blaze of light ; Shadows ; Bond for our blood ; The Abban ; The enemy is upon us -- Part two: What might have been, what would have been. Into the mouth of Hell ; What a curse is a heart ; Horror vacui ; Bombay ; Death was written ; An old enemy ; Tanganyika ; To the end of the world -- Part three: Fury. The knives are sheathed ; 'Twas me he shot ; An exile's dream ; Hard as bricks -- Part four: The malignant tongues of friends. The prince ; Damn their souls ; Neston Park ; The weary heart grows cold -- Epilogue: Ashes
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xiv, 522 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593607817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1309470009
  • 2041802
  • (OCoLC)on1309470009
Label
River of the gods : genius, courage, and betrayal in the search for the source of the Nile, Candice Millard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-490) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Obsession -- Part one: Some gallant heart. A blaze of light ; Shadows ; Bond for our blood ; The Abban ; The enemy is upon us -- Part two: What might have been, what would have been. Into the mouth of Hell ; What a curse is a heart ; Horror vacui ; Bombay ; Death was written ; An old enemy ; Tanganyika ; To the end of the world -- Part three: Fury. The knives are sheathed ; 'Twas me he shot ; An exile's dream ; Hard as bricks -- Part four: The malignant tongues of friends. The prince ; Damn their souls ; Neston Park ; The weary heart grows cold -- Epilogue: Ashes
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
xiv, 522 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593607817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1309470009
  • 2041802
  • (OCoLC)on1309470009

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