- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (April 12, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316159352
- ISBN-13: 978-0316159357
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 443 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,831 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival Paperback – April 12, 2005
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""Dean King has brought to life one of the great true-life adventure stories--a riveting tale of suffering and redemption."
About the Author
Dean King is the author of the national bestseller Skeletons on the Zahara. He has written for many publications, including Men's Journal, Esquire, Garden & Gun, Granta, Outside, New York Magazine, and the New York Times. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.
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Also, how is this not a movie? We keep getting stupid reboots while great epics like this one are tucked away in the annals of history. Get it together, Hollywood! Furthermore, I used to think the greatest true story leadership read was Shackleton's Endurance. And while Endurance (Lansing) is phenomenal, I would argue Captain Riley of the Commerce offers more/better lessons to learn about leadership - for you corporate types.
The book fires on all cylinders thanks to the story and King’s writing. The author actually traveled to Africa and followed in Riley’s footsteps to get a better understanding of what the men went through. This first-hand experience reveals itself in King’s descriptions of the merciless landscape.
For lovers of history and adventure, “Skeletons on the Zahara” is a must . . .
However, the process of converting the book to a Kindle file is flawed. Words are periodically omitted with the substitution of "note 1." Apparently the transposed work has not been proof read. This same problem exists in other Kindle books I have read and should be noted and corrected by Amazon. That is why I am rating this Kindle edition only four stars.
Yes, I agree with the person who said it is hard to follow the maps on the Kindle. Kindle books still have a lot of improving to do. But, I still found it to be a fantastic book!