"A noble book about the mightiest river on earth." -- --Saturday Review
"A vivid chronicle, stirring, exciting, important...endlessly fascinating. A superb drama of adventurers whose like can never again be seen." -- --New York Herald Tribune
"Extraordinary, Compelling." -- --New York Times
About the Author
Alan Moorehead (1910-1983) was a foreign correspondent for the London Daily Express,
where he won an international reputation for his coverage of World War II campaigns, and also served as the chief public relations officer in the Ministry of Defense. He is also the author of many other notable books, including Gallipoli
and Darwin and the Beagle.