The Triumph and the Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure
Hardback 528pp Illustrated
9780571249756   Product Code: 11856
The source of the Nile had baffled Europeans since antiquity. In 1856, the quest began in earnest. Drawing on new research, Tim Jeal describes how Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke, Florence and Samuel Baker, James Grant, Henry Morton Stanley and David Livingstone braved uncharted territory, spear wounds, malaria and flesh-eating ulcers to unlock the secret. Jeal also examines the tragic consequences for Uganda and Sudan, providing both a thrilling adventure story and a new understanding of Britain's imperial past.