Empress of the Nile : the daredevil archaeologist who saved Egypt's ancient temples from destruction
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Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company, 2023.
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9798885789936
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687 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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Published
Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company, 2023.
Format
Large Print
Language
English
ISBN
9798885789936

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 627-680).
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"The remarkable story of the intrepid French archaeologist who led the international effort to save ancient Egyptian temples from the floodwaters of the Aswan Dam, by the New York Times bestselling author of Madame Fourcade's Secret War In the 1960s, the world's attention was focused on a nail-biting race against time: Fifty countries contributed nearly a billion dollars to save a dozen ancient Egyptian temples, built during the height of the pharaohs' rule, from drowning in the floodwaters of the massive new Aswan High Dam. But the extensive press coverage at the time overlooked the gutsy French archaeologist who made it all happen. Without the intervention of Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt, the temples would now be at the bottom of a vast reservoir. It was an unimaginably large and complex project that required the fragile sandstone temples to be dismantled, stone by stone, and rebuilt on higher ground. A willful real-life version of Indiana Jones, Desroches-Noblecourt refused to be cowed by anyone or anything. During World War II she joined the French Resistance and was held by the Nazis; in her fight to save the temples she challenged two of the postwar world's most daunting leaders, Egypt's President Nasser and France's President de Gaulle. As she told a reporter, "You don't get anywhere without a fight, you know." Yet Desroches-Noblecourt was not the only woman who played an essential role in the historic endeavor. The other was Jacqueline Kennedy, who persuaded her husband to call on Congress to help fund the rescue effort. After years of Western plunder of Egypt's ancient monuments, Desroches-Noblecourt did the opposite. She helped preserve a crucial part of Egypt's cultural heritage, and made sure it remained in its homeland"--,Provided by publisher.
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Originally published:,New York : Random House, 2023,,1st ed.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Olson, L. (2023). Empress of the Nile: the daredevil archaeologist who saved Egypt's ancient temples from destruction (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company.

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

Olson, Lynne. 2023. Empress of the Nile: The Daredevil Archaeologist Who Saved Egypt's Ancient Temples From Destruction. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company.

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

Olson, Lynne. Empress of the Nile: The Daredevil Archaeologist Who Saved Egypt's Ancient Temples From Destruction Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Olson, Lynne. Empress of the Nile: The Daredevil Archaeologist Who Saved Egypt's Ancient Temples From Destruction Large print edition., Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company, 2023.

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