Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries: And of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa, 1858-1864

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Harper & Bros., 1866 - Africa, Central - 638 pages
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It had to be really difficult to make such an historic expedition so boring and tedious. The death (and illness) of Mrs. Livingstone was about two paragraphs long. Overly descriptive of flora and ... Read full review

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