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Skeletons on the Zahara

A True Story Of Survival

By Dean King

In 1815, twelve American sailors washed up on the shore of North Africa. Captured and sold into slavery, they were then dragged along on an insane journey through the bone-dry heart of the Sahara-a region no Westerners had ever explored. Rain was expected once every six years and it was so hot that cadavers naturally mummified. Along the way the Americans would encounter everything that could possibly test them: barbarism, murder, starvation, death, dehydration, and hostile tribes that roamed the desert on armies of camels. SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA will remind readers of the bestseller In the Heart of the Sea, but in settings more exotic and with hardships even more difficult to survive. From the cold waters of the Atlantic to the searing Saharan sands, from the heart of the desert to the heart of man, SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA is a spectacular odyssey through the extremes. This is quite simply the most exciting adventure story to be published in years.

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Format: Book
Author: King, Dean
Title: Skeletons on the Zahara : a true story of survival / Dean King.
Publisher Date: Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown, c2004.
Subject: Commerce (Brig) Slavery -- Africa, North Africa, North -- Description and travel Sahara -- Description and travel
Isbn: 0316835145
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Format: Book
Author: King, Dean
Title: Skeletons on the Zahara : a true story of survival / Dean King.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown, c2004.
Description: ix, 353 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Commerce (Brig)
Subjects: Slavery -- Africa, North
Subjects: Africa, North -- Description and travel
Subjects: Sahara -- Description and travel
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-340) and index.
LCCN: 2003059380
ISBN: 0316835145
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Available Copies: 1
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Call Number: 916.48041 Kin