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The White Nile
by Alan Moorehead
The story of the Nile from the Mountains of the Moon to the Mediterranean. The tale starts with Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke setting out to find the sources of the Nile and of the famous greeting between Stanley and Livingstone. The book examines the results of their discoveries.
The story of the Nile, from the Mountains of the Moon to the Mediterranean. The tale starts with Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke setting out to find the sources of the Nile. It continues with Baker of the Nile and his wife struggling with malaria, and of the famous greeting between Stanley and Livingstone. The book examines the results of their discoveries: the building of the Suez canal; the Khedive Ismail's appointment of Gordon as Governor-General of Sudan; and the story of the last days of Khartoum. The book concludes with Kitchener's military success at Omdurman which made Queen Victoria the ruler of the huge area from Alexandria to the highlands of Uganda and which resulted in the Nile being, for the first tiem, an open highway from Central Africa to the sea.
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Part 1 The exploration: Zanzibar 1856; the inspiration; the vale of paradise; the coy fountains; Baker of the Nile; Kudos and Baraka; le Briseur d'obstacles. Part 2 The Exploitation: beggar on horseback; to go in peace; the camel rider. Part 3 The Moselm revolt: Suez 1882; Sarawaking the Sudan; a roof with a view; the falling Nile; the Mahdi's ghost; paradise reformed; the waters of Babylon. Part 4 The Christian victory: the open river.
The White Nile by Alan Moorehead
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