Clash of eagles : America's forgotten expedition to Ottoman Palestine
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Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, [2012].
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eBook
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9780762787418
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1 online resource : illustrations, maps
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-258) and index.
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"In the middle of the Mexican-American War, the secretary of the Navy authorized Lt. William Francis Lynch to command an unusual expedition, not south to the war zone, but east to Ottoman Palestine, now Israel and Jordan, to map the Dead Sea. Traversing this backwater of a dying empire, Lynch forged life-saving alliances with a Bedouin sheik and a Hashemite Sharif. Horses weren and rsquo;t strong enough, so he improvised with foul-tempered camels to haul metal boats overland from the Mediterranean to the Sea of Galilee. He navigated the treacherous, uncharted rapids of the Jordan and braved near starvation before reaching Jerusalem. But why? The expedition followed a long tradition of quasi-scientific expeditions as it attempted to establish that the Dead Sea lay below sea level and mdash;but it didn and rsquo;t generate enough knowledge to justify the expense or the suffering of the fifteen Americans who joined Lynch and rsquo;s obsessive quest. Was it a publicity stunt? Or the first step in returning Muslim Palestine to its former glory as a Judeo-Christian land of milk and honey? In vivid, absorbing detail, CLASH OF EAGLES masterfully recounts this seemingly foolhardy mission that the Civil War soon derailed. Another hundred years would pass before America again involved itself in the Middle East.

"--,Provided by the publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Clark, C. L. (2012). Clash of eagles: America's forgotten expedition to Ottoman Palestine . Lyons Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Clark, Carol Lea. 2012. Clash of Eagles: America's Forgotten Expedition to Ottoman Palestine. Guilford, Conn.: Lyons Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Clark, Carol Lea. Clash of Eagles: America's Forgotten Expedition to Ottoman Palestine Guilford, Conn.: Lyons Press, 2012.

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Clark, Carol Lea. Clash of Eagles: America's Forgotten Expedition to Ottoman Palestine Lyons Press, 2012.

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