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River of the gods : genius, courage, and betrayal in the search for the source of the Nile / Candice Millard.

Millard, Candice, (author.).

Available copies

  • 24 of 47 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 3 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.

Holds

  • 12 current holds with 47 total copies.

Current holds

12 current holds with 47 total copies.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library 916.2043 M (Text) 39493110052703 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 10/11/2022
Hudson (Fontana) 916.204 MIL (Text) 39493109896953 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Jackson County Public Library 916.2043 M (Text) 39493109407355 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 10/17/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385543101
  • ISBN: 0385543107
  • Physical Description: xii, 349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Map on endpapers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-328) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Obsession -- Part one: Some gallant heart. A blaze of light ; Shadows ; Bond for our blood ; The Abban ; The enemy is upon us -- Part two: What might have been, what would have been. Into the mouth of Hell ; What a curse is a heart ; Horror vacui ; Bombay ; Death was written ; An old enemy ; Tanganyika ; To the end of the world -- Part three: Fury. The knives are sheathed ; 'Twas me he shot ; An exile's dream ; Hard as bricks -- Part four: The malignant tongues of friends. The prince ; Damn their souls ; Neston Park ; The weary heart grows cold -- Epilogue: Ashes.
Summary, etc.:
Set against the backdrop of the race to exploit Africa by the colonial powers, a story of courage and adventure brings to life the rivalry between two enemies--a decorated soldier and a young aristocrat/Army officer--as they set out to find the mysterious headwaters of the Nile River.
Subject: Burton, Richard Francis, Sir, 1821-1890 > Travel > Nile River.
Speke, John Hanning, 1827-1864 > Travel > Nile River.
Bombay, Sidi Mubarak > Travel > Nile River.
Explorers > Nile River > History > 19th century.
Nile River Valley > Discovery and exploration.
Nile River > Discovery and exploration.
Genre: Travel writing.

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