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"charming investigative account...a combination of serious scholarly investigation, casual observation, travel account and personal diary." Publishers Weekly
"Nicholas Clapp...has practically invented a new literary genre: call it 'scholarly adventure archaeology.'" Providence Journal
"Armchair travelers and those interested in the Middle East and biblical history could do no better than to pick-up [Sheba]" The Oregonian
"A modern odyssey filled with adventure, danger, and scientific discovery." Midwest Book Review
"Written as an archaeological adventure with the lay reader in mind" Library Journal
"a satisfying, highly engaging book " The Washington Post
"Clapp's self-deprecating wit, engaging manner, and enjoyment of anomaly aerate the morass of legend, myth and history " Boston Globe
Posted December 9, 2008
Nicholas Clapp, noted for his work on Ubar, uses many of the same techniques to trace the Queen of Sheba, mentioned as a sort of groupie of King Solomon in the bible. Readers follow Mr. Clapp¿s adventures in Africa and the Middle East until he puts together the ¿history of Sheba¿. <P> SHEBA: THE QUEST FOR THE LEGENDARY QUEEN is a fascinating account in two ways. It is a modern odyssey filled with adventure, danger, and scientific discovery. It is also a brilliant look through the sands of time that humanizes a legendary figure of mythical proportions while providing further insight into Solomon. The book is well written and this reviewer plans to read the author¿s highly regarded THE ROAD TO UBAR. <P>Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 22, 2011
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