If you like travel/adventure type writing, I would highly recommend this book. It chronicles the epic adventures of Dr. Livingstone as he explores Africa in search of the source of the Nile. It also tells the story of Henry Morton Stanley who goes looking for Livingstone when he goes missing. What these men endured is astounding. War, hostile native tribes, starvation, exhaustion and constant sickness. The story itself is super interesting but I also enjoyed learning about the politics that drove this age of exploration in the world. These men were the rock stars of their day and their story is well worth reading.
A wonderfully readable history of early exploration in the wilds of Africa.
"Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" These were the first words spoken by journalist Morton Stanley to explorer Dr. David Livingstone upon finding him in the wilds of Africa. Livingstone, Britain's preeminent explorer had been missing for nearly 7 years. Stanley's expedition and journey into Africa to find Livingstone were no less harrowing than the hardships that Livingstone himself endured. Both men were driven, one to find the source of the Nile, the other to find Livingstone. A rich travel log and history of Africa, its hardships, people, and beauty during a time when few westerners or Europeans traveled into Africa. Wonderful!
An engrossing account of the journey that Henry Morgan Stanley undertakes to locate the missing British explorer, David Livingstone. The African landscape is vividly portrayed, along with fascinating but often gruesome details of the amazing hardships and violence encountered along the way, including tribal conflicts and the slave trade. While providing well-researched historical context, the book is essentially a suspense story and a great adventure.
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