The 1860–61 Burke-Wills Expedition across the uncharted Australian interior is legendary in that country. They reached ocean waters but never saw the coast, and on their return missed their relief crew by mere hours. Utterly exhausted, they camped at Cooper's Creek, where Burke and Wills both met their ends. The author of The White Nile and The Blue Nile offers this gripping historical narrative, with details from Wills' meticulously kept journal.
"A fascinating well-told tale of heroism and adventure, told by a master of the craft."—Harper's