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  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio; MP3 Una edition (26 Dec. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452655421
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452655420
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.5 x 18.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,003,995 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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""Explorers of the Nile" is a brilliant, scholarly and at times almost unreadably vivid account of the two decades in the middle of the 19th century when the search for the Nile's source in central Africa was at its height."--Ben Macintyre, "New York Times Book Review"--Ben Macintyre "New York Times Book Review "

Runner-up for the General Non-fiction category at the Los Angeles Book Festival.--Los Angeles Book Festival "Runner-up General Non-Fiction "

Runner-up for the 2011-2012 Los Angeles Book Festival in the General Non-fiction category--General Non-Fiction Award Runner-up "Los Angeles Book Festival "

Won Honorable Mention in the 2012 New York Book Festival History category, sponsored by the New York Book Festival--History Honorable Mention"New York Book Festival" (06/12/2012)

"Explorers of the Nile" is a brilliant, scholarly and at times almost unreadably vivid account of the two decades in the middle of the 19th century when the search for the Nile s source in central Africa was at its height. Ben Macintyre, "New York Times Book Review"--Ben Macintyre "New York Times Book Review ""

"Superb narrative . . . Jeal s judicious account is a must-read for anyone hoping to understand the internal dynamics of modern state-building in central Africa." Brian Odom, "Booklist"--Brian Odom "Booklist ""

"Explorers of the Nile is a brilliant, scholarly and at times almost unreadably vivid account of the two decades in the middle of the 19th century when the search for the Nile's source in central Africa was at its height."--Ben Macintyre, New York Times Book Review--Ben Macintyre "New York Times Book Review "

"Elegantly written and skillfully crafted...The greatest strengths of this highly enjoyable and readable book are Jeal's passion for his subject and his mastery of personalities as complex as the geography they battled to understand."--Diane Preston, Washington Post --Diane Preston "Washington Post "

"Superb narrative . . . Jeal's judicious account is a must-read for anyone hoping to understand the internal dynamics of modern state-building in central Africa."--Brian Odom, Booklist--Brian Odom "Booklist "

"Masterly...One of the fascinations of Jeal's book and his account of this astonishing period of exploration is that it makes great efforts to strip away the accumulated myths and through this process we can begin to see these 'heroic' figures plain, to imagine them as they were to their contemporaries."--William Boyd, TLS--William Boyd "TLS "

"Tim Jeal's masterly book ... can safely supplant Alan Moorehead's 1960 classic, The White Nile... Jeal also knows how to tell a fabulous story, and he lets old-fashioned epic adventure sit at the heart of his fine book." --James McConnachie, Sunday Times--James McConnachie "Sunday Times "

"There are few greater stories than the race to the Nile's source... Tim Jeal gives a fine reprise, bringing together in one well-paced narrative the interlocking Nilotic adventures ... Its place [is] alongside the classics of Victorian explorer history."--Tim Butcher, Daily Telegraph--Tim Butcher "Daily Telegraph "

"If there is one book about the search for the sources of the Nile to read and keep on the shelf, this is it."--Tim Severin, Irish Examiner--Tim Severin "Irish Examiner "

"Epic in proportion...An absorbing adventure and a thought provoking morality tale."--Peter Burton, Daily Express--Peter Burton "Daily Express "

"Tim Jeal's gripping book pulls the whole astonishing story together. . . . It's as intricate and unexpected as the source of the river itself. . . All the main players were. . . examples of grit, resourcefulness and courage on a heroic scale. . . . How intimately Tim Jeal knows them all, and brings them back to life for us."--Tom Stacey, The Spectator--Tom Stacey "The Spectator "

"Masterly...The complicated narrative is well told with exemplary scholarship and great and compelling lucidity...One of the fascinations of Jeal's book and his account of this astonishing period of exploration is that it makes great efforts to strip away the accumulated myths and through this process we can begin to see these 'heroic' figures plain, to imagine them as they were to their contemporaries."--William Boyd, TLS--William Boyd "TLS "

"Jeal's lengthy, comprehensive, and revisionist book is exciting reading both about the adventures in the field and about the clash of personalities."--Rob Hardy, The Dispatch--Rob Hardy "The Dispatch "

"Tim Jeal's wonderful book is filled with anecdotes and brilliant cameos, which keep the narrative fresh and sparklingly alive. His treatment of these legendary figures is authoritative and compassionate."--Alexander Maitland, Literary Review--Alexander Maitland "Literary Review "

"[A] wonderfully entertaining and authoritative account of the search for the Nile and its consequences...There is something intensely moving about the the way in which Jeal has sought to restore Speke's reputation."--John Preston, Sunday Telegraph--John Preston "Sunday Telegraph " --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure, from Tim Jeal - author of the bestselling Stanley - is the epic Victorian story of the search for the source of the Nile. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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