Livingstone

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Yale University Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 425 pages
David Livingstone (1813-1873) has been revered as one of the world’s greatest explorers and missionaries, the first European to cross Africa and the first to find Victoria Falls and the source of the Congo. Tim Jeal’s biography reveals the man behind the myth, one capable of ruthless cruelty as well as self-sacrifice and bravery, one dogged all his life by failure as well as success.
 

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When David Livingstone published his first book, the one that made him famous Missionary Travels in Africa (1857) he was in his mid-40s. The book is full of incident and is still a delightful read ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Tim Jeal is also the biographer of Henry Morton Stanley (National Book Critics' Circle Award in Biography and Sunday Times Biography of the Year 2007), and Robert Baden-Powell, which (like Livingstone) was chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times and the Washington Post. In 2011 his Explorers of the Nile was a New York Times Editor's Choice and a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.

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