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Description - Libyan Sands by R. A. Bagnold

Ralph Bagnold was among a group of eccentric British and Empire explorers who took advantage of the lack of manned borders in the 1930s to explore the deserts of North Africa using battered Model T Fords. This book describes his journeys into the region known as the Western Desert of Egypt or the Libyan Sahara. He is a central character in the group of explorers who would be later fictionalised in Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient. Libyan Sands is unmistakably the world of an Englishman, a modest, machine and desert loving young officer whose passionate amateur enthusiasm led to ground-breaking exploration of the Egyptian western desert and the Libyan Sahara on the eve of the Second World War.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781906011338
ISBN-10: 1906011338
Format: Paperback
Pages: 228
Imprint: Eland Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Eland Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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