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

Millard, Candice, (author.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385543101 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0385543107 : HRD
  • Physical Description: xii, 349 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-328) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Some Gallant Heart -- A Blaze of Light -- Shadows -- Bond for our Blood -- The Abban -- The Enemy is Upon Us -- 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 -- Fury -- The Knives are Sheathed -- 'Twas me he shot -- An Exile's Dream -- Hard as a Brick -- The Malignant Tongues of Friends -- The Prince -- Damn Their Souls -- Neston Park -- The Weary HeartGrows Cold.
Summary, etc.:
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 and Army officer--as they set out to find the mysterious headwaters of the Nile River.
Subject: Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890 > Travel > Nile River.
Speke, John Hanning, 1827-1864 > Travel > Nile River.
Bombay, Sidi Mubarak > Travel > Nile River.
Explorers > Nile River > History > 19th century.
Nile River > Discovery and exploration.
Nile River Valley > Discovery and exploration.