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David Livingstone - M. Buxton

David Livingstone

By: M. Buxton

Hardcover Published: 19th April 2001
ISBN: 9780333740415
Number Of Pages: 224

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Revered for years as a saint, David Livingstone was an interesting character--difficult, demanding, and unsympathetic but also single-minded, determined, patient, and brave. The first European to cross Africa, he discovered the Victoria Falls and survived a shipwreck, attacks by natives, and being mauled by a lion.

'...a clear, succinct, and balanced assessment of Livingstone's complex character, achievements and failures and enduring legacy.' - Choice

'...this is an admirably concise, carefully considered and well-argued account of Livingstone's achievements and failures in the light both of his time and ours...warmly recommended as the best possible modern introduction to an extraordinary, if not always very sympathetic character.' - John Spurling, Times Literary Supplement

List of Platesp. ix
List of Mapsp. x
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
A Note on Spellingp. xiv
Chronologyp. xv
Blantyre: the Boyp. 1
Glasgow, Chipping Ongar and London: the Studentp. 8
Kuruman and Mabotsa: the Newcomerp. 23
Chonuane and Kolobeng: the Missionaryp. 43
Lake Ngami, the River Zouga and Cape Town: the Travellerp. 58
To the West Coast of Africa: the Pioneerp. 75
Across Africa from West to East: Great Leader of Africansp. 88
Britain: National Herop. 99
The Zambesi and Shire Rivers: Flawed Leader of Europeansp. 111
The Shire and Rovuma Rivers: the Husbandp. 124
The Indian Ocean: Ship's Captainp. 135
Britain: Author and Fatherp. 140
Lakes Nyassa, Tanganyika and Moero: the Explorerp. 151
Ujiji and Unyanyembe: Scoopp. 164
To Chitambo's Village: the Dying Manp. 173
From Africa to Westminster Abbey: Venerated Leaderp. 176
From Blantyre to Westminster Abbey: neither Saint nor Failurep. 181
Livingstone's Alleged Love Childp. 199
Notesp. 200
Bibliographyp. 206
Indexp. 208
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ISBN: 9780333740415
ISBN-10: 0333740416
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 19th April 2001
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.45 x 14.88  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1