A Sailor in the Sahara: The Life and Travels in Africa of Hugh Clapperton, Commander RN

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Hugh Clapperton was one of Africa's greatest 19th-century explorers. Seemingly forgotten for years, he is now brought to life in Jamie Bruce Lockhart's magnificent new biography. Clapperton was born in Annan in the Scottish borders in 1788. Like many Scots of his generation, he saw service at sea as the path to fame and riches in the British Empire. During the Napoleonic Wars he served in the Mediterranean and the East Indies, and on the Great Lakes of Canada in the war with the United States. After his discharge as a ...

A Sailor in the Sahara: The Life and Travels in Africa of Hugh Clapperton, Commander RN 2008, I. B. Tauris & Company, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781845114794

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