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Alan McCrae Moorehead, AO, OBE (22 July 1910 – 29 September 1983) was a war correspondent and author of popular histories, most notably two books on the nineteenth-century exploration of the Nile, The White Nile (1960) and The Blue Nile (1962).

Alan McCrae Moorehead, AO, OBE (22 July 1910 – 29 September 1983) was a war correspondent and author of popular histories, most notably two books on the nineteenth-century exploration of the Nile, The White Nile (1960) and The Blue Nile (1962). Australian-born, he lived in England, and Italy, from 1937. Alan Moorehead was born in Melbourne, Australia. He was educated at Scotch College, with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne.

This is the second book of two written by Mr. Moorehead about the Nile rivers. The first, The White Nile, covers about 1850 to 1890 or so, and The Blue Nile from 1650 to 1900. I have to mention that these are western-centric histories and now are quite dated (1962-65 or so) and there's probably quite a lot for the historian to quibble about. But for a general appreciation of the events surrounding western exploration and colonization, I can't think of a better read.

Alan Moorehead (1910-1983) was a foreign correspondent for the London Daily Express, where he won an. .This is an excellent, well-written and very readable book about the White Nile, the longer branch that merges with the Blue Nile in Khartoum to firm the Nile River.

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 and the Beagle. but then spends too much time (IMO) discussing Gordon, the battles at Khartoum & Omdurman, etc.

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Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile - the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which was at that time the most mysterious and impenetrable region on earth.

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By: Moorehead, Alan, 1910-1983. Material type: BookPublisher: New York: Harper & Row, Description: 385 . ill. ; 22 c. ubject(s): Nile River Valley - History Egypt - -Civilization DDC classification: 962. Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. MARC (Unicode/UTF-8).

Revised Edition bound in brown cloth. A VG+ copy in a VG+ dust jacket. Former owner's name is stamped on the half-title page. Rubs to the book's corners. The dust jacket has light rubs to its corners and small chips at the head of its spine.

The White Nile epub download

ISBN13: 978-0060130497

ISBN: 0060130490

Author: Alan Moorehead

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Language: English

Publisher: Harper & Row; Revised edition (1971)

Pages: 368 pages

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Rating: 4.9

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Paxondano
Outstanding read about the history of a key region in the world. Very well written, with a host of fascinating characters and delightful expositions of little known but pivotal events (Napoleon's invasion of Egypt for instance), this (and its sister book) were an eye opener. This is the second book of two written by Mr. Moorehead about the Nile rivers. The first, The White Nile, covers about 1850 to 1890 or so, and The Blue Nile from 1650 to 1900. I have to mention that these are western-centric histories and now are quite dated (1962-65 or so) and there's probably quite a lot for the historian to quibble about. But for a general appreciation of the events surrounding western exploration and colonization, I can't think of a better read. Recommended.
Paxondano
Outstanding read about the history of a key region in the world. Very well written, with a host of fascinating characters and delightful expositions of little known but pivotal events (Napoleon's invasion of Egypt for instance), this (and its sister book) were an eye opener. This is the second book of two written by Mr. Moorehead about the Nile rivers. The first, The White Nile, covers about 1850 to 1890 or so, and The Blue Nile from 1650 to 1900. I have to mention that these are western-centric histories and now are quite dated (1962-65 or so) and there's probably quite a lot for the historian to quibble about. But for a general appreciation of the events surrounding western exploration and colonization, I can't think of a better read. Recommended.
Frlas
This is exciting history and the book, as is normal with this author, is also exciting and engaging to read. Extremely well written (see his other Nile account The Blue Nile) is very deeply researched (notes, resource and bibliography are included) and Moorehead is always at his best in bringing alive his selected characters from history.

And what a cast ... from Herodotus as probably the first explorer, and the broadest outline of a map of the sources of this most famous river by Ptolemy, we explore the river springing from "fountains among the Mountains of the Moon" with Burton, Speke, Baker, Livingstone (and therefore, of course Stanley) Gordon, the Generals Wolseley, Kitchener and members of the Wingate family of Arabists, explorers and war leaders - and remarkably still alive at the book's publishing - Sir Winston Churchill. Any account of this period in African history would also have to include the slaver, Tippu Tib, the Islamic "new prophet' and leader El Mahdi, his brave successor the Khalifa leading his almost medieval troops under his black flag to paradise and glory against the maxims and artillery guns of a modern army. The prominent and successful African chiefs and kings, Khartoum, Omdurman, Cairo and the Sudan, the Congo, and Egypt complete the listing and are as thoroughly detailed in this work as the great river itself.

In support of his research Moorehead also visited many of the significant points around the Nile's source, describing their current - and often remarkably unchanged - views and their further role in history. In his epilogue he tracks the explorers, kings, chiefs and Generals of his fascinating story, truly until the completion and mapping of the source only at the close of the 1900's "... the greatest geographical secret after the discovery of America."

A recommended read for all history buffs or even those who just like a good story - and a great entry-point for further reading on African history and exploration and to this author's marvelously well researched and written books.
Frlas
This is exciting history and the book, as is normal with this author, is also exciting and engaging to read. Extremely well written (see his other Nile account The Blue Nile) is very deeply researched (notes, resource and bibliography are included) and Moorehead is always at his best in bringing alive his selected characters from history.

And what a cast ... from Herodotus as probably the first explorer, and the broadest outline of a map of the sources of this most famous river by Ptolemy, we explore the river springing from "fountains among the Mountains of the Moon" with Burton, Speke, Baker, Livingstone (and therefore, of course Stanley) Gordon, the Generals Wolseley, Kitchener and members of the Wingate family of Arabists, explorers and war leaders - and remarkably still alive at the book's publishing - Sir Winston Churchill. Any account of this period in African history would also have to include the slaver, Tippu Tib, the Islamic "new prophet' and leader El Mahdi, his brave successor the Khalifa leading his almost medieval troops under his black flag to paradise and glory against the maxims and artillery guns of a modern army. The prominent and successful African chiefs and kings, Khartoum, Omdurman, Cairo and the Sudan, the Congo, and Egypt complete the listing and are as thoroughly detailed in this work as the great river itself.

In support of his research Moorehead also visited many of the significant points around the Nile's source, describing their current - and often remarkably unchanged - views and their further role in history. In his epilogue he tracks the explorers, kings, chiefs and Generals of his fascinating story, truly until the completion and mapping of the source only at the close of the 1900's "... the greatest geographical secret after the discovery of America."

A recommended read for all history buffs or even those who just like a good story - and a great entry-point for further reading on African history and exploration and to this author's marvelously well researched and written books.
Jerdodov
This is an excellent, well-written and very readable book about the White Nile, the longer branch that merges with the Blue Nile in Khartoum to firm the Nile River. It starts off with Burton and Speke, Stanley & Livingstone....but then spends too much time (IMO) discussing Gordon, the battles at Khartoum & Omdurman, etc. I felt like the book strayed from its original intent of discussing the exploration of the Nile, so I am k ocking off a star for that.
Jerdodov
This is an excellent, well-written and very readable book about the White Nile, the longer branch that merges with the Blue Nile in Khartoum to firm the Nile River. It starts off with Burton and Speke, Stanley & Livingstone....but then spends too much time (IMO) discussing Gordon, the battles at Khartoum & Omdurman, etc. I felt like the book strayed from its original intent of discussing the exploration of the Nile, so I am k ocking off a star for that.
Jarortr
I read the companion piece, The White Nile, some time back. The Blue Nile is a story, basically, of the three military actions that conquered the region of this tributary. There are also a few customary eccentric explorers thrown in. I wish some pictures of the ancient ruins mentioned throughout and of the tribesmen, cities, geography and even military forces mentioned had been included.
Jarortr
I read the companion piece, The White Nile, some time back. The Blue Nile is a story, basically, of the three military actions that conquered the region of this tributary. There are also a few customary eccentric explorers thrown in. I wish some pictures of the ancient ruins mentioned throughout and of the tribesmen, cities, geography and even military forces mentioned had been included.
Ka
This is a remarkable book, written by one of the best writers of the English language. His narrative is unique and upon reading the book you have a quite good perspective of Egypt and its surrounding territories. His description of the French intervention in Egypt is almost a documentary with vivid description and great illustrations and drawings. I also enjoyed immensely, his book Gallipoli for its his style and narrative.
Ka
This is a remarkable book, written by one of the best writers of the English language. His narrative is unique and upon reading the book you have a quite good perspective of Egypt and its surrounding territories. His description of the French intervention in Egypt is almost a documentary with vivid description and great illustrations and drawings. I also enjoyed immensely, his book Gallipoli for its his style and narrative.
Arthunter
This is a book I reread (actually re-audit) every few years. It's an account of the astonishing true history of 19th century African exploration that inspired thousands of adventure and fantasy stories in the intervening years.

It's also very timely. In its account of the great jihad of the Mahdi in the Sudan, and the feckless response of the West, it is easy to find echoes of ISIS.
Arthunter
This is a book I reread (actually re-audit) every few years. It's an account of the astonishing true history of 19th century African exploration that inspired thousands of adventure and fantasy stories in the intervening years.

It's also very timely. In its account of the great jihad of the Mahdi in the Sudan, and the feckless response of the West, it is easy to find echoes of ISIS.
Umge
What a superb book! Everybody knows "Dr. Livingston I presume," but very few know the circumstances or the overall history of the area we now know as Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, and what a spine-chilling history it was! The author writes in beautiful and compelling prose as only the British can do.
Umge
What a superb book! Everybody knows "Dr. Livingston I presume," but very few know the circumstances or the overall history of the area we now know as Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, and what a spine-chilling history it was! The author writes in beautiful and compelling prose as only the British can do.