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The Albert Nyanza: Great Basin of the Nile and Explorations of the Nile Sources (1888)

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First published in 1866, this work remains one of the most important accounts of African exploration during the Victorian era.

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DickG

Finding the source of the River Nile

by DickG on Aug 21, 2007

This is an amazing true life record of a husband and wife expedition to finally locate the ultimate source of the River Nile - a search that had taxed the spirit and minds of a whole host of previous adventurers. Sir Samuel White Baker writes in a low key matter of fact style that surely is the ultimate in British Victorian understatement. Every situation is by today's standards a major epic and yet the husband and wife team move right along seemingly unpeturbed. Sometimes they are actually carried right along being so sick with various tropical ailments that they are at death's door - yet they pressed on refusing to give up and determined to resolve "the Nile question" once and for all. As a script for a modern action movie, the number of "incidents" simply would not be believed. Whatever could go wrong - went wrong. Sir Samuel was "independently wealthy" and certainly did everything possible when initially funding and organizing his project in order to ensure a successful outcome. Never the less the terrain was part of "darkest Africa" full of unknows and additionally ravaged by the horrors of the slave trade. It is a wonderfully compelling tale and a book that is impossible to put down. Interwoven amidst the hell of it all is always the absulute love, belief and confidence between two outstanding people. They came through in the end with basically nothing but their rags of clothing, iron will and awesome experiences. They also discovered the source of the River Nile

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