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Excellent read, for anyone interested in the history, colonization and the first Europeans amazement of Egypt.Published 20 hours ago by Kathleen Murphy-Azzouni
A book about the time the French were in Egypt and the scientists that went along with the army. Interesting bio's on engineers, inventors, historians and more. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Glenn D. Robinson
I'm interested in the archaeological side of Napoleon's expedition and having seen copies of the Description de l'Egypt I was interested in the men behind that. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Teresa J
A great, punchy account of the Scientific Expedition to Egypt drawn from the journals of the scientists themselves.
An engaging read!
I have found this book riddled with inconsistencies and devoid of concrete facts, and shouldn't be taken as anything but a historical fiction. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Saint-Hilaire
I enjoyed this book. You suffer along with the scientists as they uncover the mysteries of Egypt and their triumphs and tragedies become yours. Read morePublished 21 months ago by R Helen
I listened to the audio book.
If you're expecting Mirage to contain scientific details dispense of those expectations, or don't pick up the book. Read more
This book gives readers a useful understanding of the French occupation of Egypt in the latter eighteenth century. Read morePublished on December 31, 2010 by Mark A. Sleboda
I listened to this on CD. It is a good story, if a little hard to follow. Others have done better jobs advancing multiple stories and time lines in an understandable way. Read morePublished on December 16, 2010 by W. Thomas