Livingstone - Jeal, Tim - Yale University Press
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A Yale Nota Bene Publication
Tim Jeal, with a new preface by the author
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David Livingstone (1813–1873) has been revered as one of the world’s greatest explorers and missionaries, the first European to cross Africa and the first to find Victoria Falls and the source of the Congo. Tim Jeal’s masterful biography reveals the man behind the myth, one capable of ruthless cruelty as well as self-sacrifice and bravery, one dogged all his life by failure as well as success.
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“This superb new biography differs from all previous ones in its political and historical sophistication, and in its fidelity to fact rather than to sentiment. . . . Stripping the sentimentality from the life of Livingstone has served not to diminish but to enhance it.”—Fawn M. Brodie, New York Times Book Review
“An unhaloed portrait of a very great man. . . . First rate, absorbing, informative, judicious.”—New York Times
“A rich and readable book.”—Jan Morris, Spectator
“Well researched and written, both analytical and intuitive . . . an excellent biography.”—Richard West, Sunday Times (London)
Selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review and one of the “Best and Brightest of the Year” by the Washington Post Book World Served as the basis for documentaries about Livingstone on the Discovery Channel and on BBC TV.