Richard Burton was a brilliant, charismatic man - a unique blend of erudite scholar and daring adventurer. Fluent in twenty-nine languages, he found it easy to pass himself off as a native, thereby gaining unique insight into societies otherwise closed to Western scrutiny. He followed service as an intelligence officer in India by a daring penetration of the sacred Islamic cities of Mecca and Medina disguised as a pilgrim. He was the first European to enter the forbidden African city of Harar, and discovered Lake ...

A Rage to Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton 2000, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

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A Rage to Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton 1999, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

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A Rage To Live: A Biography of Richard and Isabel Burton 1999, Abacus, London

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