9780060956400

The Blue Nile

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  • ISBN13:

    9780060956400

  • ISBN10:

    0060956402

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/18/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

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. In The Blue Nile, Alan Moorehead continues the classic, thrilling narration of adventure he began in The White Nile, depicting this exotic place through the lives of four explorers so daring they can be considered among the world's original adventurers -- each acting and reacting in separate expeditions against a bewildering background of slavery and massacre, political upheaval and all-out war.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: The Reconnaissance
The Blue Nile
3(14)
Don Quixote at the Source
17(16)
The Way Back
33(20)
PART TWO: The French in Egypt
Bonaparte Sets Out
53(18)
The Long Egyptian Night
71(17)
The March to Cairo
88(18)
The Occupation
106(19)
The Campaign on the River
125(20)
PART THREE: The Turks in the Sudan
The Life of High Crime
145(13)
Sheikh Ibrahim ibn Abdullah
158(15)
Shendy Market
173(14)
Salaam Aleikoum
187(22)
A Thought Threading a Dream
209(20)
PART FOUR: The British in Ethiopia
The Power of Theodore
229(22)
No. 1 Army Pigeon
251(20)
Appointment at Magdala
271(18)
An Easter Death
289(20)
Epilogue 309(18)
Sources 327(6)
Acknowledgements 333(2)
Index 335

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