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Livingstone (Yale Nota Bene) Paperback – 5 Oct 2001

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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; New Ed edition (5 Oct. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300091028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300091021
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,235,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A rich and readable book." -- Jan Morris, Spectator

"An unhaloed portrait of a very great man ... First rate, absorbing, informative, judicious." -- New York Times

"This superb new biography differs from all previous ones in its political and historical sophistication... -- Fawn M. Brodie, New York Times Book Review

"Well researched and written, both analytical and intuitive ... an excellent biography." -- Richard West, Sunday Times

'beautifully written...this splendid volume gives a masterly insight into his life and works' -- John Oates, The Times, 20 October 2001

About the Author

Tim Jeal is a highly acclaimed biographer and novelist, and author of Baden-Powell: Founder of the Boy Scouts (ISBN 0 300 09103 6, pb ), also published by Yale University Press.

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I bought this for my Dad who never stops 'banging on' about it. He absolutely loved it and bores me endlessly with stories of Gieves and Hawkes, Livingstone's tree and much more. Enjoy - I would definitely recommend.
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First rate item inall ways.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Bio 23 April 2013
By Norman Manzon - Published on
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Well researched, well written, detailed, honest, absorbing, reveals much about Livingstone, the other missionaries in the area, the white South Africans and the native peoples Livingstone tried to win to Christ.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 25 Feb. 2015
By John A. P. Gessner - Published on
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Written to allow you to walk through Africa with Livingstone.
5.0 out of 5 stars Livingstone 8 Aug. 2014
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A must read. Every American should read Tim Jeal's Livingstone and Tim Jeal's Stanley!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars good for before bed 30 Oct. 2009
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This book is great before bed, you will be asleep quickly after a few pages. Not too stimulating but still a good story and comprehensive.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very thorough 13 Mar. 2010
By Gregory Hope - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I found this book quite interesting but I did think the author fails to fully grasp Livingstone's Christianity. Whereas in the author's excellent biography on fellow African explorer, Henry Stanley, the author seems to have a good deal of sympathy for the time and place his subject occupies, He seems to be overly critical and judgemental when it comes to Livingstone. I wouldn't recommend this book be read without also reading one of the other Livingstone biographies for some balance. My first recommendation would be Seaver's "David Livingstone - His Life and Letters" where the author largely lets Livingstone explain his motivations in his own words.
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