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Winged Bull

The Extraordinary Life of Henry Layard, the Adventurer Who Discovered the Lost City of Nineveh

by (author) Jeff Pearce

Initial publish date
Jun 2021
Adventurers & Explorers, Turkey & Ottoman Empire, 19th Century
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2021
    List Price
    $29.95 USD

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Lawrence of Arabia meets Indiana Jones in the first biography of archaeologist and adventurer Henry Layard in over 50 years.

About the author

Jeff Pearce has worked as a talk show host, a magazine editor in London’s famous “City” district, and a journalism instructor in Myanmar. He is the author of several novels published in the United States and the United Kingdom under pseudonyms and under his own name. He has also written several books on history and current affairs. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

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Editorial Reviews

“An exciting biography of celebrated nineteenth-century adventurer Henry Layard.” —Foreword Reviews

“Archeology buffs will be engrossed.”-Publishers Weekly

"As a teenager I read an absorbing account of the discovery of the Lost City of Nineveh by Henry Layard. I wanted to read more about Layard and his adventures, but there was precious little. Imagine my delight on discovering Winged Bull by Jeff Pearce. Layard was equal parts adventurer, archaeologist, author, spy, politician, art historian, and diplomat. He is all that and more, and Pearce’s treatment of this intrepid soul assists us in understanding, appreciating, and admiring him. Winged Bull, an edge-of-the-seat series of dangers and intrigue, captivates and enthralls." – W. C. Jameson, author of The Lost Canyon of Gold

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