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User Review  - danoomistmatiste - LibraryThing

Perhaps the most contemporary account of one of the world's first failed states, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A travelogue where the author is attempting to follow the footsteps of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nero56 - LibraryThing

A travelogue based on retracing Stanley's trip down the Congo River which subsequently opened up the Congo to colonization by the King of Belgium. Instead of the entourage that accompanied Stanley ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tony2704 - LibraryThing

Good read and a reminder that there are still countries where corruption is rife. Would have preferred more about the trip and less about Stanley Read full review

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User Review  - StaffReads - LibraryThing

This is an amazing travelogue, with history interspersed, of a journalist following the path of the infamous Stanley into the heart of the Congo. It is a real eye opener on the extreme consequences of decades of lawlessness.SRH Read full review

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User Review  - St.CroixSue - LibraryThing

This is an amazing travelogue, with history interspersed, of a journalist following the path of the infamous Stanley into the heart of the Congo. It is a real eye opener on the extreme consequences of decades of lawlessness. Read full review

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User Review  - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing

Even before he was posted to Africa by the Daily Telegraph Tim Butcher had dreamt of travelling along the Congo, sub-Saharan Africa's grandest, if darkest, river. His mother had travelled across the ... Read full review

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User Review  - travelledguy - LibraryThing

Very interesting book about how a country in Africa can advance back in time. In some places in the Congo grandparents knew what a car looked like but the children did not. Makes you wonder if the world has the ability to advance backward too. Read full review

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User Review  - Ruby_Barnes - LibraryThing

How to get very quickly up an unpleasant river surrounded by awful foreigners. An unremarkable account of a geographically remarkable journey. Amazon web reviews are good but, having read other books ... Read full review

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User Review  - karenweyant - LibraryThing

Tim Butcher follows the Congo River through the darkest parts of Africa. A great book that not only explores culture, but history of the world once known as the "Dark Continent". Read full review

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User Review  - Mumineurope - LibraryThing

True story, a trip down the Congo following in Stanley's footsteps Read full review


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