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Skeletons on the Zahara by Dean King
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Jul 15, 12

really liked it
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Read from June 25 to July 15, 2012

Part novel and investigation based on a Captain's account of being shipwrecked on the Sahara desert. Hard to wrap your mind around the suffering endured by the survivors of an American ship in the early 1800's. Life in general was much more challenging at the time but the misadventures of these people make you realize people are able to endure stunning amounts. Some of the periods are rendered in minute detail while other segments of time are pretty liberally skipped over, making it a bit hard to get comfortable in the overall narative. Alot of interesting scientific side notes about effects of dehydration or camel physiology are sprinkled through out. For people into stories of survival that don't mind a hint of divine intervention then it is a recommended read.

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