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SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA: A TRUE STORY OF SURVIVAL by Dean King - Hardcover - 2004 - from Atlanta Vintage Books and Biblio.co.uk

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SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA: A TRUE STORY OF SURVIVAL

by Dean King

Condition: Very Good Very Good plus


US: Little, Brown and Company, 2004. Hardcover. Very Good Very Good plus. 6.2 x 1.1 x 9.5 inches. A few dog-eared pages, no additional markings. Binding is square and tight. Boards are clean but worn along edges, spine ends and corners. Text block is lightly soiled. Dust jacket has some slight edgewear, covers are clean, light rubbing.

While there have been numerous historical adventure narratives published, this is the first major work to take place in the greatest desert of all. King retraced parts of Captain James Riley's three-month trek through the desert, going for days consuming only camel urine and locusts. The book is rich with the sort of detail one could only get from being on the scene, in the heart of the desert.




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On May 15 2007, Gatorfan1 said:
  "Great story about survival on the Sahara in the early 1800s. A great read and educational too. I strongly recommend this for anyone who enjoys adventure. Great for teenagers too."


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