Prisoners of the Mahdi; the story of the Mahdist revolt which frustrated Queen Victoria's designs on the Sudan, humbled Egypt, and led to the fall of Khartoum, the death of Gordon, and Kitchener's victory at Omdurman fourteen years later
Prisoners of the Mahdi; the story of the Mahdist revolt which frustrated Queen Victoria's designs on the Sudan, humbled Egypt, and led to the fall of Khartoum, the death of Gordon, and Kitchener's victory at Omdurman fourteen years later.
Good Condition in Fair jacket. 356 pages. Ex-library with typical marks, light wear; yellowed pages; good solid book. The jacket has some creasing and wear; wrapped; taped inside covers; front flap removed and part of it glued inside back cover. "He sprang from the mud of the Nile and although he never strayed more than 200 miles from its banks, he successfully defied the might of the British Empire, carving himself a domain of a million square miles. In an age of repeating rifles, artillery and machine guns, his warriors held back the forces of the civilized world with spears, swords and barbaric fanaticism. His name was Mohammed Ahmed, but he was called El Mahdi-the messiah." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: History; Inventory No: 117311.
Very Good+ in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 356 pp. Original brown cloth covers w/ gilt title on spine. Edges faintly sunned. Previous owner's name/address stamp on front endpaper. DJ has mild wear to edges w/ approx. 1 1/2" and 2 3/4" closed tears from top edge of front panel. Moderately soiled. Illust. w/ b/w photos and a map of the Sudan. Contents very nice.
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