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The lunatic express : an entertainment in imperialism

Auteur : Charles Miller
Éditeur : New York : Macmillan, 1971.
Édition/format :   Print book : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : History
Format – détails additionnels : Online version:
Miller, Charles, 1918-
Lunatic express.
New York, Macmillan [1971]
(OCoLC)601079167
Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Charles Miller
Numéro OCLC : 163161
Description : xii, 559 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsabilité : 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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