Asher, Michael

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Death in the Sahara
The Lords of the Desert and the Timbuktu Railway Expedition Massacre
Michael Asher, Dean King
(Skyhorse Publishing)
Under-armed in hostile territory, and foolishly employing the enemy as guides, the one hundred explorers were ambushed and stranded without camels or supplies in the deserts of southern Algeria. Many were killed outright, and for four months the survivors were menaced by the Tuareg, the “lords of the... [READ MORE]
Death in the Sahara
The Lords of the Desert and the Timbuktu Railway Expedition Massacre
Michael Asher, Dean King
(Skyhorse Publishing)
Desert explorer Michael Asher investigates the most disastrous exploration mission in the history of the Sahara. In 1880, the French government ordered a surveying expedition for a railway that would bring the fabulous wealth of Timbuktu, in French Sudan, to Paris. This trek should have heralded a new... [READ MORE]
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