River of the gods : genius, courage, and betrayal in the search for the source of the Nile
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New York : Doubleday, [2022].
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
xii, 349 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
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Castle Valley Library - Adult Non-fiction Book  1 available
916.204 MILLARD

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English
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9780385543101

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Maps on endpapers.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-328) and index.
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"For millennia the location of the Nile River's headwaters was shrouded in mystery. In the 19th century, ... European powers sent off waves of explorations intended to map the unknown corners of the globe-- and extend their colonial empires. Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke were sent by the Royal Geographical Society to claim the prize for England. Burton spoke twenty-nine languages, and was a decorated soldier ... Speke was a young aristocrat and Army officer determined to make his mark ... There was a third man on both expeditions ... whose exploits were even more extraordinary. This was Sidi Mubarak Bombay, who was enslaved and shipped from his home village in East Africa to India. When the man who purchased him died, he made his way into the local Sultan's army, and eventually traveled back to Africa, where he used his resourcefulness, linguistic prowess and raw courage to forge a living as a guide. Without Bombay and men like him, ... neither Englishman would have come close to the headwaters of the Nile, or perhaps even survived"--Publisher marketing.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Millard, C. (2022). River of the gods: genius, courage, and betrayal in the search for the source of the Nile (First edition.). Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Millard, Candice. 2022. River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Millard, Candice. River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile New York: Doubleday, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Millard, Candice. River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile First edition., Doubleday, 2022.

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