The Blue Nile

by Alan Moorehead | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 0060956402 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Rico-Verde of Leesburg, Florida USA on 6/2/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by Rico-Verde from Leesburg, Florida USA on Thursday, June 02, 2005
1963 Dell paperback edition.

Journal Entry 2 by Rico-Verde from Leesburg, Florida USA on Saturday, November 12, 2005
International bookring with these participants:

1. bilbi Chambery, Savoie, France (can ship international)
2. caligula03 Hayward, CA, USA
3. Ibis3 Ottawa, ON, Canada
4. nanny60read Toronto, ON, Canada
5. could be you
6. etc.

Journal Entry 3 by Rico-Verde from Leesburg, Florida USA on Thursday, November 17, 2005
Alright bilbi, The Blue Nile is on the slow boat to France (surface mail). Look for it in 4 - 6 weeks.

Journal Entry 4 by bilbi from Chambéry, Rhône-Alpes France on Saturday, January 21, 2006
What an impressive book I've just received !! Thanks a lot to share it !
Just a bookring to read and I'll able to start this one !
\o/\o/\o/ THANKS THANKS THANKS \o/\o/\o/

Journal Entry 5 by bilbi from Chambéry, Rhône-Alpes France on Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Terrific book ! I've learnt a lot of thinks. Hope others will read it !

Journal Entry 6 by bilbi from Chambéry, Rhône-Alpes France on Thursday, January 26, 2006
I forgot to tell something about the book. There's a chapter about the French in Egypt. At that time, Savoy (where I live) was not French. We became part of France in 1860. Before we were independent and Savoy was a huge "county" from Turin in Italy to Nice* (yes, the French Riviera - which was not French either at that time). What ? History is complicated, how dare you ??!! ;-)


* Well, Savoy may not have been still that huge by the time of its independence but used to be

Journal Entry 7 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Book is here. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 8 by caligula03 from Hayward, California USA on Sunday, February 26, 2006
The book is slanted towards the history of battles fought over lands in the region and has only glancing information on things like the arts and culture of the region. The chapters on the French invasion of Egypt does have some interesting observations on the reactions of the various groups to being invaded and occupied that are still relavent given the present day mess in Iraq.

Journal Entry 9 by caligula03 at on Thursday, March 02, 2006

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Mailing to Ibis3.

Journal Entry 10 by Ibis3 from Newcastle, Ontario Canada on Friday, March 31, 2006
Received safely in the mail today. Once I'm done Middlemarch, I'll start on this one.

Journal Entry 11 by Ibis3 from Newcastle, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Alan Moorehead is a great historiographer, bringing these tales of exploration and war to life. The depictions of the various people involved in the history of The Blue Nile were excellent--I really got the sense that I knew these people from the adventurer-academician Denon to the absolute nutter, Emperor Theodore. The descriptions of the geography and living conditions were outstanding too.

I also found it very insightful--though these wars happened in different centuries and in a different area of the world, it seems as though the conditions and results of invading armies from the West have changed very little. It's made me curious too about what happened in Sudan and Ethiopia following the British retreat after Magdala--what are the circumstances which gave rise to the current situation in Darfur? As well, it's been over 40 years since Moorehead wrote his epilogue. What's it like travelling up the Blue Nile now?

Some pictures would have made the book even better.

I've asked nanny60read for her address and will be sending it on to her soon.

Journal Entry 12 by Ibis3 from Newcastle, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Couldn't get in touch with nanny60read, so I sent this back to Rico-Verde on May 23rd.

Journal Entry 13 by Rico-Verde from Leesburg, Florida USA on Friday, June 02, 2006
Thanks Ibis3 and everyone else for a successful bookring. The Blue Nile is back in Florida.

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