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The lunatic express : an entertainment in imperialism

Autor: Charles Miller
Editorial: New York : Macmillan, 1971.
Edición/Formato:   Libro : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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"The Lunatic Express" is the saga of the turbulent international race for the mastery and development of an immense region of East Africa that all but visionaries thought worthless. It is the narrative of the building of the Mombasa-Nairobi-Lake Victoria Railway itself - the colossal six-year enterprise that was to cost £5,000,000 and countless lives, from derailments, collisions, disease, tribal raids and the  Leer más
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Género/Forma: History
Formato físico adicional: Online version:
Miller, Charles, 1918-
Lunatic express.
New York, Macmillan [1971]
(OCoLC)601079167
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Charles Miller
Número OCLC: 163161
Descripción: xii, 559 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsabilidad: Charles Miller.

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"The Lunatic Express" is the saga of the turbulent international race for the mastery and development of an immense region of East Africa that all but visionaries thought worthless. It is the narrative of the building of the Mombasa-Nairobi-Lake Victoria Railway itself - the colossal six-year enterprise that was to cost £5,000,000 and countless lives, from derailments, collisions, disease, tribal raids and the assaults of wild animals. It is a diorama of an earlier Africa of slave and ivory empires, of sultans and tribal monarchs and the vast lands that they ruled. Above all, it is the story of the white intruders whose combination of avarice, honour and tenacious courage made them a breed apart.

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