Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: The Secret Agent who Made the Pilgrimage to Mecca, Discovered the Kama Sutra, and Brought the Arabian Nights to the West

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HarperPerennial, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 664 pages
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Describes the life of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton, who explored India, the Near East, and Africa, went to Mecca, discovered the Kama Sutra, and introduced the Arabian Nights to the West. Reprint.

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User Review  - Gordon Gravley - Goodreads

Burton lived the life of an adventure novel, and Rice's telling of this great explorer and spy reads like one, as well. Read full review

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User Review  - Bill Quam - Goodreads

If we want to understand what is happening in the middle east of our world then we do have to go back in history and see where the seeds were sown for what happens today. What is sometimes difficult ... Read full review


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Rice has written documentary movie scripts and hundreds of magazine articles, and has traveled throughout Asia and Africa in his work providing written and photographic medical reports for the United Nations. He has written over 20 books.

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