Into Africa: The Epic Adventures Of Stanley And Livingstone Paperback – 1 May 2004
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"'Fresh and vivid...Dugard retells this great story very effectively'" (Sunday Express)
"'Measured and assured. His researches have unearthed considerable material and he has assembled it with care...genuinely gripping, and will appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of exploration'" (Sunday Telegraph)
"'Its great strength lies in taking a story you thought you knew well and telling you so many things of which you had no idea'" (Daily Mail)
"'It is one of the most exciting stories in the annals exploration, has one of the most extraordinary denouements, and gave rise to the wonderfully inept line, "Dr Livingstone, I presume?" Henry Morton Stanley's 1871 mission to rescue the good doctor in deepest Africa has been told dozens of times before...yet the story is good enough to withstand retelling and Martin Dugard obliges with gusto...Dugard's focus is not the search for the source of the Nile, but the characters and events that led to the famous meeting...he weaves a tight and gripping narrative...and his portrait of 19th-century Africa is vivid and convincing - you can feel the mixture of heart-stirring beauty and soul-stirring horror'" (The Sunday Times)
"'One cracking adventure story...will keep you turning the pages well into the night, I promise you'" (Bill Bryson)
The gripping and acclaimed retelling of the legendary story of Livingstone and Stanley.See all Product Description
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The author also gives a very good impression of British society in the mid 19th century. For example, I was astonished at what a big event Livingston's funeral was. Putting it in a modern context, it was on a par with the funeral of Princess Diana. I have tried to read similar books in the past, but they have been too dry. However, 'Into Africa' was written in a very engaging way, and I would recommend it to anyone.
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Amazing story, engaging read, all locations can be easily found on a map and thus visualised even more vivid. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tatiana
A real-life adventure! Fascinating story of the behind-the-scene forces which propelled Livingstone from the UK and Stanley from the US into their memorable rendezvous in Central... Read morePublished on 14 July 2014 by Adrienne
This book , written by Martin Dugard, retells the legendary story of Livingstone and Stanley .
The book contains 316 pages ( with the addition of extra pages of... Read more
apologies for my earlier email about into africa being a library book - i did not read the fine print and missed this info:
i would not have bought it even at one cent a copy... Read more
I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I felt it was well researched & written & had a way of immersing you into the jungle with its subject matter, the equally formidable... Read morePublished on 22 Jan. 2013 by BendyRuby
This book was our Book Club Choice for June 2011. I was daunted by it I must admit and rightly so. I found it quite dull and very very steady throughout. BUT... Read morePublished on 16 July 2011 by Cake
This title was not available in a Dutch bookstore, so I ordered a secondhand copy from Amazon. Lucky me! It arrived promptly and I started devouring it rightaway.Published on 22 April 2010 by P. K. Tingloo
A good story of the African adventure but also a great insight into the social system in Europe and Africa in the 19th century. A very good read indeed.Published on 12 Oct. 2009 by Denis
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