“Skeletons on the Zahara” tells the true story of a group of American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815. Stranded in the middle of the Sahara Desert, these men had to fight for their lives against thirst, hunger, and scorching heat. Drawing on new research and firsthand accounts, Dean King brings this remarkable story to life, painting a vivid portrait of courage and survival in one of history’s most unforgiving environments.
For who is this book for ?
This book is written for those who have a interest in travel and tourism, as it tells the true story of survival against all odds.
- This book is a well-researched and gripping tale of survival in the Sahara Desert.
- King does an excellent job of bringing to life the experiences of the sailors who were stranded there, creating a vivid picture of their struggle for survival.
- This book provides readers with an interesting look at history, while also offering a lesson in human resilience.
- The author does not provide much detail about the sailors’ journey.
- The book focuses more on the history of the region than on the individual survivors.
- Some readers may find it dry and difficult to read.”
Learn more about the author
Dean King is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including “The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and The Birth of Modern America” and “A Different Kind of War.” He has written for magazines such as Smithsonian, Harper’s, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, Men’s Journal, and New York.
“Skeletons on the Zahara is a spellbinding tale of shipwreck and survival that reads like an incredible adventure story, but it’s all true. Dean King has done a marvelous job of piecing together the various strands of this complex tale, and his account will leave you breathless.”
“This is an incredible, edge-of-your-seat read. I felt like I was right there with the characters, suffering through every hot day and desperate night in the desert.”
“I couldn’t put this book down. It’s a harrowing story of survival against all odds and it reads like a novel.”
“Skeletons on the Zahara”