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River of the gods : genius, courage, and betrayal in the search for the source of the Nile  Cover Image Book Book

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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  • ISBN: 9780385543101
  • ISBN: 0385543107
  • Physical Description: xii, 349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Maps on endpapers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-328) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
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/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
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.
Explorateurs > Nil (Fleuve) > Histoire > 19e siècle.
Nil (Fleuve) > Découverte et exploration.
Nil, Vallée du > Découverte et exploration.
Genre: Travel writing.
Travel writing.
Récits de voyages.

Available copies

  • 23 of 37 copies available at Bibliomation.

Holds

  • 2 current holds with 37 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beekley Community Library - New Hartford NEW 916.204 MILLARD C (Text) 32544072714974 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Bethel Public Library NEW 916.2 MIL (Text) 34030150559588 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/22/2022
Brookfield Library 916.2043/MILLARD (Text) 34029150055258 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/13/2022
Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport 916.2043 MILLARD (Text) 34000151338886 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown 916.2043 MIL (Text) 34014150700319 Adult New Nonfiction In transit -
Canterbury Public Library 916.2 MILLARD (Text) 33190000463018 Adult New Available -
David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village 916.2 Mil (Text) 33180141828625 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Deep River Public Library 916.204 Mill (Text) 36039001230370 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Douglas Library - North Canaan 916.2 MIL (Text) 33490150671398 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
East Side Branch - Bridgeport 916.2043 MILLARD (Text) 34000151335585 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
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