A Sailor In The Sahara

Author: Jamie Bruce Lockhart
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845114794
Size: 33.88 MB
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A Sailor In The Sahara from the Author: Jamie Bruce Lockhart. Hugh Clapperton was one of Africa's greatest 19th-century explorers. Seemingly forgotten for years, he is now brought to life in Jamie Bruce Lockhart's magnificent new biography. Clapperton was born in Annan in the Scottish borders in 1788. Like many Scots of his generation, he saw service at sea as the path to fame and riches in the British Empire. During the Napoleonic Wars he served in the Mediterranean and the East Indies, and on the Great Lakes of Canada in the war with the United States. After his discharge as a lieutenant in 1817, boredom and thirst for adventure spurred him to exploration in Africa. He participated in two expeditions to map the Niger and the vast unexplored hinterland of the Guinea coast, and had command of the second of these - a full scale diplomatic mission to a region of huge importance to Britain's burgeoning political and commercial imperial interests. Jamie Bruce Lockhart has retraced Clapperton's footsteps and takes the reader through forest, desert and extremes of climate. In this vivid and sympathetic biography the reader witnesses Clapperton's adventures, hopes, fears, misfortunes and his ultimately lonely fate.

Wind In The Sahara

Author: Ronald Victor Courtenay Bodley
Publisher: New York : Creative Age Press
ISBN:
Size: 64.94 MB
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Wind In The Sahara from the Author: Ronald Victor Courtenay Bodley.

In Quest Of Gold

Author: Carol Bender
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465399410
Size: 38.99 MB
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In Quest Of Gold from the Author: Carol Bender. THIS STORY IS retold from the diary of Jacob P. Prickett. When he was editor of the newspaper back in the late 1800s he wrote the story in a series of serials and then compiled them together and pasted them into a book. The book was handed down in the family from generation to generation and tells a wonderful story about his trip, as a young boy of 17, when he joined on with a wagon train going west to the Gold Rush. More than gold he was seeking excitement and adventure and he certainly found plenty of both. His other goal was to find his older brother who was already in California.

The Gateway To The Sahara

Author: Charles Wellington Furlong
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 47.13 MB
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The Gateway To The Sahara from the Author: Charles Wellington Furlong.