Cooper's Creek by Alan Moorehead
Tragedy and Adventure in the Australian Outback

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In 1860, an expedition set out from Melbourne, Australia, into the interior of the country, with the mission to find a route to the northern coast. Headed by Robert O’Hara Burke and William John Wills, the party of adventurers, scientists, and camels set out into the outback hoping to find enough water and to keep adequate food stores for their trek into the bush. Almost one year later, Burke, Wills, and two others from their party, Gray and King, reached the northern shore but on their journey back, they were stranded at Cooper’s Creek where all but King perished. Cooper’s Creek is a gripping, intense historical narrative about the harshness of the Australian outback and the people who were brave enough to go into the very depths of that uncharted country.
 

About Alan Moorehead

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Alan Moorehead was born in 1910 in Melbourne, Australia, and served as a foreign correspondent, winning international recognition for his reporting during WWII. Moorehead was the author of Cooper's Creek, The White Nile, The Blue Nile, and more than twenty other books. He passed away in 1983.
 
Published August 1, 2010 by Skyhorse Publishing. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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On 9/25, Atlantic Monthly kicks off its new ""Traveler Series"" with two originals (see Hodson, and Winternitz, reviewed above) and two reprints.

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We have our Lewis and Clark, Australia its Burke and Wills.

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