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SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA: A True Story of Survival. by  Dean King - (2004) - from, IOBA and

SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA: A True Story of Survival.

by King, Dean

Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

New York & Boston:: Little Brown,, (2004). Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) After surviving a shipwreck off the coast of Africa in 1815, Captain James Riley and his crew were captured by desert nomads and sold into slavery, and eventually dragged on an incredible journey through the heart of the Saharan desert. Illustrated with maps at the head of each chapter and small photographs. Includes an appendix on the publication of Riley's original account, a glossary of Arabic terms, notes and index. Maps. xi, 336 pp.

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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