It's a story worth more than just it's famous line,
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This review is from: Into Africa: The Epic Adventures Of Stanley And Livingstone (Paperback)
I have come to enjoy books on the Age Discovery and exploration and this book doesn't disappoint. Except for the famous line supposedly uttered by Stanley upon finally reaching Dr. Livingstone, I did not know much about this story. However, Martin Dugard's book is a fascinating look into the lives of these two men and their adventures on the African continent. He doesn't gloss over their foibles, but gives us good researched account of just who these men were and what they were thinking. I loved that he begins by showing us how they came to cross paths in the first place. In 1866, as Linvingstone waited for a boat to take him back to Africa, Dugard writes, "one month later, and halfway around the world, Henry Morton Stanley unknowingly began a journey towards David Lingstone." It's as if they were destined to meet. But it's also a story of how the search for the source of the Nile became so entrenched in the imaginations of the people of Victorian England. A great read and highly recommended.