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1 Jampoler, Andrew C.A. SAILORS IN THE HOLY LAND: THE 1848 AMERICAN EXPEDITION TO THE DEAD SEA AND THE SEARCH FOR SODOM AND GOMORRAH.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2005. 
312 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1591144132 B&w illustrations. "(An) exciting naval adventure in an unlikely setting on the fringes of the Ottoman Empire more than 150 years ago. Ordered to fix the exact elevation of the Dead Sea and to collect mineral specimens, the expedition was the Navy's first and last to the storied salt lake of the Old Testament. Its leader, Lt. William F. Lynch, was at once a coolly scientific and devoutly religious man who hope d t o f i n d the ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah and substantiate the account of their destruction in the Book of Genesis. Drawing on his extensive research in Turkey, Jordan, and Israel, the author not only presents first-time details of the expedi ti o n bu t a ls o places the 1848 event in a broad historical setting. Recalling a time when most of Europe had revolted against its monarchies, insurrection had boiled in the port cities of the Mediterranean, the Ottoman Empire had nearly collap sed , an d a l eth al cholera epidemic had swept across the world, Jampoler helps readers understand the crew's fears and expectations. He also offers a taste of life at sea during a decade when sail began to give way to steam. Readers join Lynch and h is men as they la un ch two small boats on the Sea of Galilee at Tiberius, run the Jordan rapids, and plumb the depths of the Dead Sea, while members of the shore party and their Arab escorts follow along on camels and horseback...." Minor wrin kli ng at t op/ botto m of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small barcode security label on inside of rear flap. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
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