How I found Livingstone

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User Review  - WongXu - LibraryThing

The Great Dr. Livingstone was assumed dead in the African bush when Sir Henry M. Stanley went in search of him. I expect somewhere in the tall tales of his search there is some truth. Regardless of the accuracy, it was fun. Read full review

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I am satisfied with this account of the Stanley expedition to find Livingstone. There are many exciting events scattered throughout the pages. There are no illustrations on this re-printed hardback ... Read full review


Arrival at ZanzibarReception by Captain Webb U S Consul
Difficulty of obtaining informationEngagement of J W Shaw
Arrival at BagamoyoHospitality of the Jesuit MissionLife

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Stanley was a U.S. traveler born in Wales, educated in the poorhouse, and adopted by a New Orleans merchant who gave him his name. He fought in the Confederate army and after the war became a newspaper correspondent. He was commissioned by the New York Herald to go in search of David Livingstone in 1871. Stanley based one of his most popular books, Through the Dark Continent (1878), on a series of diaries in which he recorded the progress of his expedition of 1874--77. He presented the day-to-day account of his journeys undertaken to discover the sources of the Nile and Congo rivers, his circumnavigation of Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika, and his dangerous trip down the Congo River to Boma.

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