The White Nile

The White Nile

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This tale starts with Richard Burton and John Hanningspeke setting out to find the sources of the Nile. The author tells of "Baker of the Nile" and his wife, and of the American journalist H. M. Stanley whose greeting to Livingstone became a household phrase. He also examines the results of their discoveries: the building of the Suez Canal, the appointment of "Chinese" Gordon as governor-general of the Sudan and his tragic end in Khartoum, of the military successes which made Queen Victoria the ruler of a huge area from Alexandia to the highlands of Uganda, and which opened the Nile as a highway from Central Africa to the sea.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 189 x 246mm | 781g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • b&w illustrations
  • 0141391162
  • 9780141391168

Author information

Alan Moorehead was born in Australia. He was a brilliant War Reporter in the North African campaign. He is best-known for this book, The Blue Nile, Fatal Impact, Darwin & the Beagle and Gallipoli.show more

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2 3% (25)
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