The Blue Nile by Alan MooreheadThe Blue Nile by Alan Moorehead

The Blue Nile

byAlan Moorehead

Paperback | October 17, 2000

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In the first half of the nineteenth century, only a small handful of Westerners had ventured into the regions watered by the Nile River on its long journey from Lake Tana in Abyssinia to the Mediterranean-lands that had been forgotten since Roman times, or had never been known at all. In The Blue Nile, Alan Moorehead continues the classic, thrilling narration of adventure he began in The White Nile, depicting this exotic place through the lives of four explorers so daring they can be considered among the world's original adventurers -- each acting and reacting in separate expeditions against a bewildering background of slavery and massacre, political upheaval and all-out war.

Alan Moorehead (1910-1983) was a foreign correspondent for the London Daily Express, where he won an international reputation for his coverage of World War II campaigns, and also served as the chief public relations officer in the Ministry of Defense. He is also the author of many other notable books, including Gallipoli and Darwin a...
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Title:The Blue NileFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:October 17, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060956402

ISBN - 13:9780060956400

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This epic work of fiction chronicles the adventures of four British explorers in Egypt during the first half of the 19th century. Often described as a classic and praised for being as mighty as the river itself, The Blue Nile is recognized as masterpiece of the genre. Alan Moorehead worked for years as a foreign correspondent for The London Daily Express. He is also the author of Darwin and the Beagle and Gallipoli, which was made into a feature film starring Mel Gibson.

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"A Masterpiece." (Newsweek)