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Death in the Sahara : the lords of the desert and the Timbuktu railway expedition massacre

Author: Michael Asher
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1880, the French government ordered a surveying expedition for a railway that would bring the fabulous wealth of Timbuktu in French Sudan to Paris. This trek should have heralded a new era of French prosperity. Instead it was a deadly fiasco. Under-armed in hostile territory and foolishly employing the enemy as guides, the one-hundred-man expedition was ambushed and stranded without camels or supplies in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Asher, Michael, 1953-
Death in the Sahara.
New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2008
(OCoLC)651918984
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Asher
ISBN: 9781602396302 1602396302
OCLC Number: 183879795
Description: xviii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Foreword by Dean King --
A note on transliteration --
Prologue --
Terra Incognita --
An ocean of lies --
Avenge flatters --
Epilogue --
Postscript.
Responsibility: Michael Asher.
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In 1880, the French government ordered a surveying expedition for arailway that would bring the fabulous wealth of Timbuktu, in French Sudan, to Paris. This trek should have heralded a new era of  Read more...

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