Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure

Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure

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by Tim Jeal
     
 


From the best-selling author of Stanley, a riveting account of the explorers who risked everything in their search for the source of the NileSee more details below

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From the best-selling author of Stanley, a riveting account of the explorers who risked everything in their search for the source of the Nile

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300149357
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix

Plates xiii

Maps xvii

Introduction 1

Part I Solving the Mystery

1 Blood In God's River 13

2 A Great Misalliance 36

3 A Rush of Men Like a Stormy Wind 45

4 About a Rotten Person 56

5 Everything Was to be Risked for This Prize 65

6 Promises and Lies 95

7 A Blackguard Business 112

8 Our Adventurous Friend 122

9 As Refulgent as the Sun 145

10 An Arrow into the Heart 156

11 Nothing Could Surpass It! 166

12 The Nile is Settled 178

13 A Hero's Abberrations 190

14 Death in the Afternoon 199

15 The Doctor's Dilemma 209

16 The Glory of Our Prize 215

17 A Trumpet Blown Loudly 241

18 Almost in Sight of the End 246

19 Never to Give Up the Search Until I Find Livingstone 257

20 The Doctor's Obedient and Devoted Servitor 270

21 Threshing Out the Beaten Straw 279

22 Nothing Earthly Will Make Me Give Up My Work 285

23 Where Will You Be? Dead or Still Seeking the Nile? 294

24 The Unknown Half of Africa Lies Before Me 310

Part 2 The Consequences

25 Shepherds of the World? 329

26 Creating Equatoria 335

27 An Unheard of Deed of Blood 345

28 Pretensions on the Congo 352

29 An Arabian Princess and a German Battle Squadron 359

30 'Saving' Emin Pasha and Uganda 365

31 The Prime Minister's Protectorate 376

32 To Die for the Mahdi's Cause 385

33 Equatoria and the Tragedy of Southern Sudan 395

34 A Sin not Theirs: The Tragedy of Northern Uganda 406

CODA Lacking the Wand of an Enchanter 422

Appendix: Fifty Years of Books on the Search for the Nile's Source 438

Acknowledgements 443

Sources 445

Notes 457

Index 494

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