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This is an auction for THE WHITE NILE by Alan Moorehead.

This is a wonderful book.
- DH reviews:

"FIVE STARS!! Alan Moorehead is one of the finest writers of history books for the lay reader, and The White Nile is one of his best books. Moorehead focuses on the period of 1856-1899, telling the story of European discovery, conquest, and colonization of the Nile region. The first part, "Exploration", covers Burton, Speke, Baker, Mutesa, Livingstone, and Stanley. The second part, "Exploitation", covers growing European influence in Khedive Ismail's Egypt and Barghash's Zanzibar in the 1860's, and introduces General Gordon. The third part, "The Moslem Revolt" sees General Gordon defeated by the Mahdi at Khartoum and Emin Pasha rescued by Stanley. The last part, "The Christian Victory" tells of Marchand's march to Fashoda, Kitchener's victory in Khartoum, and the arrival of Thomas Cook cruises. It is fascinating history and it is brought to life in this book, which has deservedly become a classic. Well worth reading not only for the history itself, but also for Moorehead's well-crafted prose. Five stars."

"FIVE STARS!!! This book deals with the Upper Nile region of Sudan and Central Africa, primarily in the latter half of the 19th century. This book is extremely well written. The descriptions of the Sudd region of the Nile raised visions of Humphrey Bogart dragging the African Queen and Kathrine Hepburn through the reed choked channels of another African river. The chapters on the fall of Khartoum and the struggles of Emin in Equatoria were riveting. I highly recommend this book."

Penguin paperback 1973.

383 pages + eight pages of illustrations.

Good condition.

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