The Resource Death in the Sahara : the lords of the desert and the Timbuktu railway expedition massacre, Michael Asher, (electronic resource)

Death in the Sahara : the lords of the desert and the Timbuktu railway expedition massacre, Michael Asher, (electronic resource)

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Death in the Sahara : the lords of the desert and the Timbuktu railway expedition massacre
Title
Death in the Sahara
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the lords of the desert and the Timbuktu railway expedition massacre
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Michael Asher
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Language
eng
Summary
Desert explorer Michael Asher investigates the most disastrous exploration mission in the history of the Sahara. In 1880, the French government ordered a surveying expedition for a railway that would bring the fabulous wealth of Timbuktu, in French Sudan, to Paris. This trek should have heralded a new era of French prosperity. Instead, it was a deadly fiasco. Under-armed in hostile territory, and foolishly employing the enemy as guides, the one hundred men of the expedition were ambushed and stranded without camels or supplies in the deserts of southern Algeria. Many were killed outright, and for four months the survivors were menaced by the Tuareg, the "lords of the desert," robbed, starved, and tricked into eating poisoned fruit. To escape, the men hid in the wastelands of the Sahara with little hope of finding food or water. They were finally forced to eat their own dead, or, worse, the merely weak. Only a dozen malnourished men lived to tell their tale. The story of their 1,000 mile journey is one of the most astonishing narratives of survival ever recorded
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Midwest
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1953-
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Asher, Michael
Dewey number
385.0966/09034
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non fiction
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Death in the Sahara : the lords of the desert and the Timbuktu railway expedition massacre, Michael Asher, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11887856
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1 online resource
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11887856
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Death in the Sahara : the lords of the desert and the Timbuktu railway expedition massacre, Michael Asher, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11887856
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11887856
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11887856
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11887856
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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