Skeletons on the Zahara : a true story of survival / Dean King.
By: King, Dean.Material type: BookPublisher: New York : Back Bay Books, c2005Edition: 1st Back Bay pbk. ed.Description: xi, 351, 16 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0316159352 (pbk.); 9780316159357 (pbk.).Subject(s): Commerce (Brig) | Slavery -- Africa, North | Africa, North -- Description and travel | Sahara -- Description and travelDDC classification: 916.48
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Includes reading group guide (16 p.).
"Originally published in hardcover by Little, Brown and Company, February 2004"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -340) and index.
Part 1. Acts of God -- Part 2. Ships of the sand -- Part 3. Journeys and sandstorms -- Part 4. A slow rush to Swearah -- Epilogue : Homecomings.
Chronicles the hardships encountered by twelve American sailors who, in 1815, were shipwrecked on the coast of North Africa, captured, sold into slavery, and sent on a difficult odyssey through the perilous heart of the Sahara.