Skeletons on the Zahara


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The western Sahara is a baking hot and desolate place, home only to nomads and their camels, and to locusts, snails and thorny scrub - and it has a barren and ever-changing coastline has baffled sailors for centuries. On 28 August 1815 the US brig Commerce was dashed against Cape Bojador and lost, although through bravery and quick thinking the ship's captain, James Riley, managed to lead all of his crew to safety. What followed was an extraordinary and desperate battle for survival in the face of human hostility, hunger, ...

Skeletons On The Zahara 2005, Arrow Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780099435921

Mass-market paperback

Skeletons on the Zahara 2004, William Heinemann Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780434008896