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Author Shipman, Pat, 1949-

Title To the heart of the Nile : Lady Florence Baker and the exploration of central Africa / Pat Shipman.

Imprint New York : Morrow, c2004.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    916.76 SHI    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xviii, 428 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [405]-412) and index.
Contents I am not a slave -- Shots, knives, yells, corpses, and fire -- Like a hawk after a mouse -- A girl from the harem -- So absurd an errand -- Heart of a lion -- Sitt, I be your boy -- A perfect hell -- Are the men willing to march? -- A gorilla in London -- Tock-tock-tock -- The water cabbages are moving -- My legs are but useless things -- Life so uncertain here -- A courageous lady -- Supreme and absolute power -- My lady and I shall proceed alone -- Not a gentleman in the whole of Africa -- The legendary reputation for Amazonian qualities -- That disgraceful outrage -- You promised you would never return without me -- How can I live? -- March 11, 1916.
Subject Baker, Florence, Lady.
Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893.
Explorers -- Nile River -- Biography.
Women explorers -- Nile River -- Biography.
Explorers -- Africa, Central -- Biography.
Women explorers -- Africa, Central -- Biography.
Nile River -- Discovery and exploration.
Africa, Central -- Discovery and exploration.
ISBN 0060505559 (alk. paper) : $25.95

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