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Dean King

Dean King

Dean King Biography

Dean King is well established as an authority on nautical literature and history and on Patrick O'Brian. His previous eight books include A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion to Patrick O'Brian's Seafaring Tales, Harbors and High Seas, and Every Man Will Do His Duty. King also served as the editor of the Heart of Oak Sea Classics series. His journalism has appeared in The New York Times, Outside, Esquire, Travel & Leisure, and he founded Bubba Magazine.

As part of his research for Skeletons on the Zahara, he traveled the Sahara on foot and camel.

King is a founder and advisory board member for the James River Writers Conference in Richmond, Virginia.

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This biography was last updated on 07/27/2010.

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Skeletons on the Zahara
Skeletons on the Zahara

by Dean King

A spectacular true odyssey through the extremes of the Sahara Desert in the early 19th century. Reader and protagonist alike are challenged into new ways of understanding culture clash, slavery and the place of Islam in the social fabric of desert-dwelling peoples.
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