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The story of the White Nile.

Alan Moorehead

The story of the White Nile.

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nile River -- Juvenile literature

  • About the Edition

    An historical account of the series of explorations into darkest Africa which resulted in the discovery of the source of the Nile River and opened this highway from Central Africa to the Mediterranean Sea.

    Edition Notes

    GenreJuvenile literature
    ContributionsMoorehead, Lucy.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination159 p.
    Number of Pages159
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23250567M


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A story of the White Nile, from the first European attempts to discover its source, to the battle of Omdurman in I received this book as a hand-me-down, and read it on the policy that while I would never have thought to acquire it myself, it might get me out of a reading rut/5.

Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile-- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which was at that time the most mysterious and impenetrable region on by: The story of the men who explored, pillaged, evangelized--and eventually awakened--the vast unknown spaces of Central Africa White Nile, The: Moorehead, Alan: : Books Skip to 4/5(8).

The White Nile covered the river raft expedition by National Geographic down the White Nile. From the beginning, the book brought you into the group of explorers as though you were there. The main person from National Geographic happened to be a lady.

She organized the trip and what a trip it was/5(9). Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile — the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which was at that time the most mysterious and impenetrable region on earth/5(5).

The White Nile tells the story of the search for the fabled source of the Nile River and the subsequent "opening up" of the African interior. An incredible cast of characters is served up, including Speke, Burton, Baker, Gordon, and many others, and their exploits could keep Hollywood in business for by:   Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile -- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which was at.

The "Story of the Nile" starts at the headwaters of the Nile River and works its way page by page to where the Nile empties into the ocean. Interestingly as the story proceeds, the historical periods jump around from Ancient Egypt, to the Modern period, to the Arab Conquest to Alexanderian Egypt/5(13).

The Story of the Nile book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Story of the Nile takes readers on a trip down the Nile Ri /5. The White Nile is simply the better book, if only because the White Nile itself is the better story. The White Nile focuses on the exploration of the Nile and the search for it's source, telling a number of other stories along the way but all Excellent book - Alan Moorehead is to Nilotic Africa what Peter Hopkirk is to Central Asia, except that Moorehead did it decades earlier/5.

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The White Nile and the Blue Nile being the two main tributaries of the great river. This volume concentrates on expeditions of the years - Australian-born journalist and author Alan Moorehead ( - ) also wrote the complimentary volume, "The Blue Nile" (), which steps back further to The White Nile has been a popular book since its release in but it's now of The story of the White Nile.

book different age and eclipsed by better books. Tim Jeal's Explorers of the Nile makes this seem a light and amateur effort. If I had not already read Jeals book I would have been confused by 4/5(13).

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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 Range: $ - $   Book Review: The White Nile Diaries {This review is payment for getting to read the book early, a small enough price to pay.} This is a travelogue by John Hopkins, who in the early 60s, after spending time in Peru, looks for a new adventure instead of going home to a typical East Coast preppy lifestyle, as his parents want.4/5.

The science and history behind the story The god of the Nile River – Hapi. The first plague, turning the Nile River to blood, would have been especially offensive to Egyptians. The Nile was a source of life for Egyptians and was revered by all. It was worshipped by.

The Nile flows from two separate sources: the White Nile from equatorial Africa and the Blue Nile from the Abyssinian highlands. The historian Waterson notes, "The Nile has played a vital part in the creation of Egypt, a process which started about five million years ago when the river began to flow northwards into Egypt" ().Author: Joshua J.

Mark. A friend recommended this book as an interesting history of early exploration in Africa, covering roughly the period of through It begins with Burton & Speke setting off from Zanzibar to try and discover the source of part of the Nile River, known as the White Nile/5.

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Remains particularly and surpri Edition Second Edition ISBN Item Price $. The White Nile. [Alan Moorehead] -- Among heroic annals, the discovery of the sources of the Nile and the exploration of Darkest Africa stand out dramatically.

No less dramatic is the story of the missionaries and men of action. Alan Moorehead wrote two brilliant books in the s, The White Nile and The Blue er, they stood as the most reliable, most readable account of the European search for the sources of.

Book Overview In the first half of the nineteenth century, only a small handful of Westerners had ventured into the regions watered by the Nile River on its long journey from Lake Tana in Abyssinia to the Mediterranean-lands that had been forgotten since Roman times, or had never been known at all.5/5(5).

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 oftelling the story of European discovery, conquest, and colonization of the Nile region/5(57).

The Story of the White Nile Alan Moorehead, Abridged by Lucy Moorehead, Sign in to check out Check out as guest Adding to your cart The item you've selected was not added to your Rating: % positive. The White Nile by Alan Moorehead in EPUB, FB2, FB3 download e-book.

Welcome to our site, dear reader. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%(). Buy The Story of the White Nile An abridgment of the White Nile by Moorhead, Alan (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). The White Nile is about the quest for the source of the White Nile, which runs from Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean.

The book also follows the rise of the Mahdi in Sudan and his movement’s defeat by Lord Kitchener, and the consolidation of British control over the Nile valley. Alan McCrae Moorehead, AO, OBE (22 July – 29 September ) was a war correspondent and author of popular histories, most notably two books on the nineteenth-century exploration of the Nile, The White Nile () and The Blue Nile ().

Australian-born, he lived in England, and Italy, from Born: Alan McCrae Moorehead, 22 July. The White Nile. [Alan Moorehead] -- The story of the men who explored, pillaged, evangelized and eventually awakened the vast unknown spaces of Central Africa, from the slaving days of the 's to the final conquest of the Nile in.

The White Nile (Arabic: النيل الأبيض ‎ an-nīl al-'abyaḍ) is a river in Africa, one of the two main tributaries of the Nile; the other is the Blue name comes from colouring due to clay carried in the : Jinja, Uganda, Juba, South Sudan, Khartoum.

The book rightly expands on the important slave trade from Africa to the Middle East, which it took moralistic Europeans to put an end to.

Enjoyed the great writing and the epic story tremendously, to the point that I am seriously considering a vacation in southern Sudan's 'Sudd' area, akm2 maze of swampland in the White Nile/5(45).

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 : Alan Moorehead. The story of “The White Nile” is more a triumph of individuals than of nations. Here is Hemingway's grace under pressure; here is.

Based on contemporary records, as well as Alan Moorehead's solid sense of history and subtler character insights, this is an exciting record of the fifty years of African exploration and the attempt to reach the sources of the Nile.

Across these pages we meet a mixed group of reckless to resolute figures &#; soldiers, sportsmen, scholars and reformers who through whatever.

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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. Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRS, FRGS (8 June – 30 December ) was an English explorer, officer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and also held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin (today's South Sudan and Northern Uganda) between Occupation: Explorer, officer, big game.

by Alan Moorehead () 9/10 One of the books on writing I read cited this book as the greatest travelogue ever written; I'm disinclined to argue with the assessment. Moorehead doesn't just give the history of the Nile's exploration, he crafts a story out of it, with protagonists and character arcs and conflict and tragedy.

Nothing obsessed explorers of the mid-nineteenth century more than the quest to discover the source of the White Nile.

It was the planet's most elusive secret, the prize coveted above all others. Between andsix larger-than-life men and one extraordinary woman accepted the challenge. Showing extreme courage and resilience, Richard Burton, John Hanning 4/5(2).

Tim Jeal is also the biographer of Henry Morton Stanley (National Book Critics' Circle Award in Biography and Sunday Times Biography of the Year ), and Robert Baden-Powell, which (like Livingstone) was chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times and the Washington his Explorers of the Nile was a New York Times Editor's Choice and a BBC Radio 4 Book .White Mile is a American made-for-television thriller-drama film directed by Robert Butler and starring Alan Alda, Peter Gallagher and Robert Loggia.

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