The White Nile
Author: A. Moorehead
Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller The White Nile chronicles the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which was at that time the most mysterious and impenetrable region on earth. Capturing in breathtaking prose the larger-than-life personalities of such notable figures as Stanley, Livingstone, Burton and many others, The White Nile is a seminal work in tales of discovery and escapade, filled with historical detail and compelling stories of heroism and drama. The second half is about General Gordon's defense of Khartoum against the Muslim revolt led by the Mahdi.