The Resource Lunatic Express

Lunatic Express

Label
Lunatic Express
Title
Lunatic Express
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1895, George Whitehouse arrived at the east African post of Mombasa to perform an engineering miracle: the building of the Mombasa Nairobi Lake Victoria Railway - a 600mile route that was largely unmapped and barely explored. Behind Mombasa lay a scorched, waterless desert. Beyond, a horizonless scrub country climbed toward a jagged volcanic region bisected by the Great Rift Valley. A hundred miles of sponge like quagmire marked the railway's last lap. The entire right of way bristled with hostile tribes, teemed with lions and breathed malaria. What was the purpose of this 'giant folly' and whom would it benefit? Was it to exploit the rumored wealth of little-known central African kingdoms? Was it to destroy the slave trade? To encourage commerce and settlement? THE LUNATIC EXPRESS explores the building of this great railway in an earlier Africa of slave and ivory empires, of tribal monarchs and the vast lands that they ruled. Above all, it is the story of the white intruders whose combination of avarice, honor and tenacious courage made them a breed apart
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Midwest
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Miller, Charles
Dewey number
916
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Uganda Railway
  • Railroads
  • Africa, East
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Lunatic Express
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11821678
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781784972714
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11821678
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11821678
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Lunatic Express
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11821678
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781784972714
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11821678
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11821678
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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