Skeletons on the Zahara A True Story of Survival

ISBN-10: 0316159352

ISBN-13: 9780316159357

Edition: 2004

Authors: Dean King

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- A crucial, forgotten chapter of American history--immortalized in a survivor's firsthand account that became one of the bestselling books in 19th-century America and influenced Abraham Lincoln's, thoughts on slavery--is brilliantly retold for a new generation.- Currently in its fourth hardcover printing, SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA appeared on the "San Francisco Chronicle bestseller list and spent four weeks on the extended "New York Times list.- The film rights to SKELETONS ON THE ZAHARA have been optioned by Dreamworks.- In the reading group guide bound into this edition, Dean King describes his own contemporary adventures in the Sahara, where be attempted to trace the sailors' fateful odyssey.
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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 4/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Dean King is the author of a biography of Patrick O'Brian, 'a model of how these things should be' (Telegraph 'Books of the Year').

The Officers and Crew of the Connecticut Merchant Brig Commerce, 1815
Prologue: 1812
A Good Yankee Crew
Shipwreck on Cape Bojador
A Hostile Welcome
Misery in an Open Boat
The Sons of the Father of Lions
Sidi Hamet's Feast
Is It Sweet?
Honor Among Thieves
Wednoon and the Atlas
Valley of the Locusts
Sheik Ali
The Captain Has Long Been Dead
From the Mouth of a Moor
The Road to Swearah
Epilogue: Homecomings
The Publishing of Riley's Narrative
Glossary of Arabics Terms
Selected Bibliography
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