Trader Horn: A Young Man's Astounding Adventures in 19th Century Equatorial Africa
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Down on his luck in old age, Horn recounts his wild youth as an ivory trader in central Africa, journeying into jungles, navigating treacherous rivers, freeing slaves, and meeting Cecil Rhodes, the founder of Rhodesia. This is the stuff of legends.
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Read this amazing book! And for an even more amazing adventure, read Tim Couzens book Tramp Royal, in which he finds out - through classical detective work 100yrs after the adventures - how much of Trader Horn's tales were true. I found both books truly fascinating. Aye.