Quest For The Jade Sea: Colonial Competition Around An East African Lake, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Quest For The Jade Sea

Colonial Competition Around An East African Lake, 1st Edition

By Pascal James Imperato


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The last of the major African lakes to be visited by European travelers in the late nineteenth century, Lake Rudolf lies in the eastern arm of the great Rift Valley in present-day northern Kenya, near the Ethiopian border. Also known as Lake Turkana, Lake Rudolf is a large saltwater body two hundred miles long and forty miles wide. Fed by the Omo R

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The Sources of the Nile -- A Whispered Reality -- A Race Across Maasai Land -- Visitors from Vienna -- An American Approaches from the South -- An American Arrives from the North -- Sportsmen and Ivory Hunters -- Italians at the Source -- Showdown on the Upper Nile -- An Orthodox Partnership -- A Courageous Young Soldier -- Doctor Smith Returns -- Replacing the Union Facks -- A Lakeside Tragedy -- Dividing the Spoils -- Epilogue

About the Author

Pascal James Imperato is Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the State University of New York Downstate Medical centre.

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HISTORY / General