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The Blue Nile

Author: Alan Moorehead
Publisher: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1983, ©1972.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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An account of the course of the Blue Nile from the Ethiopian Highlands, through the Sudan and Egupt to the sea. The book contains an historical narrative which starts in the eighteenth century and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Moorehead
ISBN: 014006673X 9780140066739
OCLC Number: 12480961
Notes: Previous edition: London : Hamilton, 1962.
Description: 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), 2 facsimiles, 2 maps, 1 plan, portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1 The reconnaissance: the Blue Nile; Don Quixote at the source; the way back. Part 2 The French in Africa: Bonaparte sets out; the long Egyptian night; the march to Cairo; the occupation; the campaign on the river. Part 3 The Turks in the Sudan: the life of high crime; Sheikh Ibrahim ibn Abdullah; Shendy market; Salaam Aleikum; a thought threading a needle. Part 4 The British in Ethiopia: the power of Theodore; No 1 army pigeon; appointment at Magdala; an Easter death.
Responsibility: Alan Moorehead.

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