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Adventurer : the fascinating Sir Richard F Burton


I enjoy a good story - and this interview with Walter Bosley reveal a fascinating real-life advemturer


MP3 : http://mediaarchives.gsradio.net/far_out_radio/021516.mp3


Date: 02-15-16

Guest: Walter Bosley





Walter Bosley's latest book is titled, "Secret Missions Book 2: The Lost Expedition of Sir Richard Francis Burton."




Sir Richard Francis Burton (March 19, 1821 – October 20, 1890) was a British explorer, geographer, , translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, spy, linguist, poet, fencer, and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations in Asia, Africa and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages.


Burton's best-known achievements include a well-documented journey to Mecca, in disguise, at a time when Europeans were forbidden access, on pain of death. He also wrote a translation of One Thousand and One Nights (commonly called The Arabian Nights in English); the publication of the Kama Sutra in English; and a journey with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile.


Burton was a prolific author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including human behaviour, travel, falconry, fencing, and sexual practices. A characteristic feature of his books is the copious footnotes and appendices containing remarkable observations and information.


His activities and adventures were well documented – except for a missing 6 month period in South America. It's a gaping gap in what was otherwise a very documented life. Which, of course, raises the question – what did Sir Richard Francis Burton discover that went straight into the "State Secrets Lock Box." or, maybe into "The X-Files"? Burton was very well known for his work as an explorer and he was Knighted in 1886 – 4 years before his death.



So, if you want to get to the bottom of such a mystery, don't you want to enlist the help of a private investigator with national security experience? Sure ya do! Walter Bosley had 19 years in the business of national security, and today he's a licensed investigator in California and he owns a small publishing company, Lost Continent Library. You can follow Walter’s work at LostContinentLibrary.blogspot.com.


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Burton's secret South American expedition, seems like "the dog that did not bark"

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The Mountains of the Moon




Published on Aug 10, 2013


RottenTomatoes : 69% / Audience : 78%


Director Bob Rafelson fulfilled a lifelong dream when he finally received backing to complete Mountains of the Moon. The film recreates the exploratory adventures of 19th century visionaries Sir Richard Burton (Patrick Bergin) and John Henning Speke (Iain Glen). The heart of the film is the effort by Burton and Speke to discover the true source of the Nile river. This occurs well into the film, after several torturous scenes involving the injuries sustained by the protagonists during other expeditions and their growing frie...more

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