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The sword and the cross

Author: Fergus Fleming
Publisher: London : Granta Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an account of the exploration of the Sahara that focuses on the exploits and experiences of two men--Charles de Foucauld, a one-time sensualist who abandoned his decadent lifestyle for a religious vocation, and Henri Laperrine, the founder of a legendary camel corps.
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Named Person: Henri Laperrine; Charles de Foucauld
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fergus Fleming
ISBN: 1862075271 9781862075276 1862076073 9781862076075
OCLC Number: 59364327
Description: x, 349 pages : maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Fergus Fleming.

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At the end of the 19th century, who would want to conquer the Sahara, a vast and hellish desert? France did, and this is the story of the two fanatical adventurers who made it possible.  Read more...

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"ON BARROW'S BOYS: 'Absolutely gripping...part thriller and part black comedy' Ian Hislop 'Gripping, hilarious, often flabbergasting, this is a splendid adventure book' Independent 'This is travel Read more...

 
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