The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: Arabia

The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: Arabia

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Escape from Riyadh - William Gifford Palgrave A scholar and a solider, a Jesuit and a Jew, a French spy and a British ambassador- Palgrave was a man of contradictions, all of them highly compromised when in 1862-3, fortified by Pius IX's blessing and Napoleon III's cash, he attempted the first west- east crossing of the Arabian peninsular. To steely nerves and a genius for disguise he owed his eventual success; but not before both were sorely tested when, as a Syrian… (more)


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Publisher: Constable & Robinson (June 07, 2012)

Collection: Robinson

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English