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Sands of Death

(2007)
(Death in the Sahara)
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In 1880, a French expedition attempted to map a route for a railway that would cross the Sahara and connect Paris with Timbuktu in six days. Naively, the French expected little native opposition. Though armed with modern rifles, their column was lured to destruction by the “lords of the desert,” Tuareg tribesmen. Four months later, a handful of emaciated survivors staggered into a remote outpost on the edge of the desert and made headlines around the world. Michael Asher recounts the story with the energy and excitement of a great novel and provides insight into what happens when the hubris of modern colonialism collides with an ancient society that had dominated a region for millennia.

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Death in the Sahara: The Lords of the Desert and the Timbuktu Railway Expedition Massacre
Author(s): Michael Asher
ISBN: 1-60239-630-2 / 978-1-60239-630-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sands of Death: An Epic Tale of Massacre, Cannibalism, and Survival in the Sahara
Author(s): Michael Asher
ISBN: 1-60239-162-9 / 978-1-60239-162-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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February 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sands of Death: An Epic Tale Of Massacre And Survival In The Sahara
Author(s): Michael Asher
ISBN: 0-297-84643-4 / 978-0-297-84643-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Death in the Sahara: The Lords of the Desert and the Timbuktu Railway Expedition Massacre
Author(s): Michael Asher
ISBN: 1-61608-594-0 / 978-1-61608-594-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sands of Death: An Epic Tale Of Massacre And Survival In The Sahara
Author(s): Michael Asher
ISBN: 0-7538-2358-6 / 978-0-7538-2358-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA