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The Sword and the Cross Two Men and an Empire of Sand

By: Fleming, Fergus

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 2003

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17710

ISBN: 080211752X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Bookdealers stamp on inside front board. Remainder marks on top and bottom page edges. Top fore corners lightly bumped. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.34 X 6.34 X 1.25 inches; 249 pages; "The Sword and the Cross takes us to the Sahara at the end of the nineteenth century, when the desert remained largely unexplored by Europeans. But France, which had seized Algeria in 1830, had designs on this hostile wilderness. Charles de Foucauld and Henri Laperrine, two friends, were part of this conquest. The one a layabout and womanizer, the other a stern career soldier... View more info

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Barrow's Boys; The Original Extreme Adventurers

By: Fleming, Fergus

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 2000

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 18454

ISBN: 0871138042

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ and boards show very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.40 X 6.50 X 1.50 inches; 489 pages; "Barrow's Boys is a spellbinding account of perilous journeys to uncharted areas under the most challenging conditions. Re-creating the successes and harrowing failures of the original extreme adventurers, Fergus Fleming captures the incredibly brave, and often downright insane, passion for exploration that led a band of men into situations that would humble even the bravest adventurers today. These men served under John Barrow, Second ... View more info