The River Congo: the discovery, exploration and exploitation of the world's most dramatic river

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Harper & Row, 1977 - Nature - 404 pages
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A chronicle of the primitive splendor, historical atrocities, explorations, and modern-day struggles associated with the African river

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Review: The River Congo: The Discovery, Exploration & Exploitation of the World's Most Dramatic River

User Review  - Kevin Tole - Goodreads

To paraphrase the Brecht poem, "Who discovered the Congo? Was it ever really lost?". That's the problem that I have with this book - and indeed many books on discovery and on Africa in particular ... Read full review

Review: The River Congo: The Discovery, Exploration & Exploitation of the World's Most Dramatic River

User Review  - Vladimir Dinets - Goodreads

I've read a lot on the subject, including Livingstone's and Stanley's diaries, but still found the book really interesting and very well written. If you aren't that familiar with the history of Central Africa, you'll find it fascinating. Read full review

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The River That Swallows All Rivers
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The Quest for Prester John
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A Hero in Barbary
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