The White Nile

by Alan Moorehead | History |
ISBN: 0060956399 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingperryfranwing of Elk Grove, California USA on 5/12/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingperryfranwing from Elk Grove, California USA on Thursday, May 12, 2016

Received this older Dell paperback from a bookmooch.com member.


The White Nile
Author: Alan Moorehead

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. It continues with Baker of the Nile and his wife struggling with malaria, and of the famous greeting between Stanley and Livingstone. The book examines the results of their discoveries: the building of the Suez canal; the Khedive Ismail's appointment of Gordon as Governor-General of Sudan; and the story of the last days of Khartoum. The book concludes with Kitchener's military success at Omdurman which made Queen Victoria the ruler of the huge area from Alexandria to the highlands of Uganda and which resulted in the Nile being, for the first tiem, an open highway from Central Africa to the sea.


10/9/16: Found a hardcover version of this for my library so making this copy available.

Journal Entry 2 by wingperryfranwing at booklady331's nonfiction VBB, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Monday, March 13, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (3/13/2017 UTC) at booklady331's nonfiction VBB, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Sending to booklady331 in FL...selected from her VBB. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The book arrived today. Thank you for sharing this book with me.

Journal Entry 4 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Saturday, April 04, 2020
I picked it up to begin reading. Can't believe that I have had it so long.

Journal Entry 5 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Saturday, April 11, 2020
The book was written in 1960, yet it is not dated. The book, covers a lot about the White Nile in the latter 1800s. It addresses the heroics of the discoverers of the White Nile's origins, the conflicts, and thenotable figures as Stanley, Livingstone, Burton, and others. The book expands on the important slave trade from Africa to the Middle East, which it took the Europeans to put an end to.

Reserved for NF VBB 4/11/2020

Journal Entry 6 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Friday, October 23, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (10/23/2020 UTC) at Cape Coral, Florida USA

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Enjoy! KTM RABCK to erishkigal for NF VBB

Journal Entry 7 by wingerishkigalwing at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Wednesday, October 28, 2020
In today’s mail ~ thank you😊

I have had a fascination for this time and place ever since portraying Mary Kingsley’s character (Fanny) in
On the Verge by Eric Overmyer.
I’m very much looking forward to reading this!

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