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SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA: A True Story of Survival. by  Dean King - (2004) - from Bookfever.com, IOBA (SKU: 70275)

SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA: A True Story of Survival.

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SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA: A True Story of Survival.

by King, Dean

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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.

Synopsis

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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Bookfever.com, IOBA US (US)
Seller Inventory #
70275
Title
SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA: A True Story of Survival.
Author
King, Dean
Book condition
Used - Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.
Publisher
Little Brown,
Place of Publication
New York & Boston:
Date published
(2004)
Keywords
africa, sahara desert, sailing and ships, captain james riley, arc, uncorrected proof,
Bookseller catalogs
Travel And Exploration;

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