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Sands of Death: An Epic Tale Of Massacre And Survival In The Sahara

Michael Asher

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The Sahara, Prose: non-fiction, Asian history, African history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, History: specific events & topics, Military history

Desert explorer Michael Asher investigates the most disastrous exploration mission in the history of the Sahara

In December 1880 a French expedition attempted to map a route for a railway that would stretch from their colony in Algeria right across the Sahara desert to reach their territories in West Africa. 'Paris to Timbuctoo in Six Days' was the slogan. It would

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  • Not for the fainthearted, this is still an exceptionally powerful read - GOOD BOOK GUIDE

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Michael Asher

Michael Asher served in the Parachute Regiment and SAS. A fluent Arab speaker, he has lived for years among the Bedouin peoples. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, his published books include SHOOT TO KILL (1990), THESIGER: A BIOGRAPHY (1994) and an acclaimed biography of Lawrence of Arabia. His THE REAL BRAVO TWO ZERO (2002) was a Sunday Times Top 10 best seller.

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