Title:To The Ends Of The Earth: Death,Deceit And The Nile
Date:7th February 2000
Summary:The mysterious death of Hanning Speke,the man who,along with Richard Burton,claimed to have found the source of the Nile. In this intriguing tale of ambition and betrayal,the writer Michael Asher asks whether the famous explorer could possibly have had a hand in his death. Asher follows in their footsteps from Zanzibar to Lake Victoria on a quest to discover what happened to the two men.
Description:Ambition,betrayal and suicide underwrote the greatest adventure of Victorian England - the discovery of the source by the Nile,what happenend in the heart of Africa that caused the discoverer of Lake Victoria to take his own life,and for his companion Sir Richard Burton to lose his reputation as Britain's greatest explorer.