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How I Found Livingstone; travels, adventures, and discoveres in Central Africa, including an account of four months' residence with Dr. Livingstone, by Henry M. Stanley Kindle Edition
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Probably an account of some interest to historians or geographers but to a layman the weeks of marching through jungle are a bit monotonous, despite having admiration for Stanley's perseverance.
It also shows that old Tanganyika was well advanced in crops, food,fields than old Kenya in the 1870's.Stanley and his men suffer from fever, smallpox, infections, bites, attacks and not many servive searching for Livingstone.Stanley travels from Bagamoyo om 23.3.1871 westwards towards Lake Tanganyika to Ujiji. Even has battle with Mirambo.
Finally, he meets Livingstone with a well known phrase'DR LIVINGSTONE,I PRESUME'.He then travels with the Doctor for 5 months and confirms that river Rusizi flows INTO Lake Tanganyika from the north.Livingstone refuses to go home or to the coast, but travels with Stanley to Tabora for his supplies.
Leaving Livingstone on 14.3.1872, Stanley tavels to the coast, taking his letter of proof and Livingstones papers.Livingstone wants to go north to search the source of the Nile.On 6.5.1872,Stanley arrives at the coast and meets Livingstone's son Oswell, who changes his mind to go and help his father with supplies.
On 27.8.1872, the foreign office writes to Stanley on his arrival in England,stating Queen Victoria's thanks for reporting on Livingstone.
The story is as fresh today 2007 as it was when written in 1872. Read it and enjoy.
The book manages to reduce the wonder and variety of Africa to an repetitive toil of disease, sufferring and brutality. Stanley continued this activity into the Congo, to carve out a "colony" for the King of Belgium - leaving such a legacy as to foster books like Conrad's "Heart of Darkness".
Read this if you want a reminder of racist bigotry.
Altogether though, it is a great piece of literature that provides increadible insights into the hardships of travel in Africa, into the minds of the colonial explorers and into political organisation of Africa at the time. I can only recommend it.
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