Livingstone (2020)

Livingstone David Livingstone is revered as one of the world s greatest explorers and missionaries and as the first European to cross Africa This biography reveals the man behind the myth one capable of ruthless
  • Title: Livingstone
  • Author: Tim Jeal
  • ISBN: 9780300091021
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
  • Livingstone
    David Livingstone is revered as one of the world s greatest explorers and missionaries and as the first European to cross Africa This biography reveals the man behind the myth, one capable of ruthless cruelty as well as self sacrifice and bravery, and dogged by failure as well as success.
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    1. This biography of Dr David Livingstone, famous African explorer and missionary, left me with tears in my eyes Jeal reveals the many flaws of the man his irritability with other Europeans his over optimism about the Zambezi River as a highway under reporting of the spread of malaria and inter tribal warfare, which cost several people their lives his lack of time for his young family his love of praise the list goes on What Livingstone got right, though, is an even longer list his respect for Afri [...]

    2. A book I have had on the shelf for about 15 years and finally decided to read because this is the bicentenary of Livingstone s birth It is an excellent biography of a man whose reputation during the 20th century owed much to the myth built by H.M Stanley and others towards the end of his life He was an incredibly driven man, so much so that he ignored the needs of others in the world around him, especially those of his family, to achieve what he saw as important In almost everything he did he fa [...]

    3. David Livingstone was a great missionary explorer with a difficult personality, at least as described in this 1973 book.Even those of us who know little about him today probably know the phrase Dr Livingstone, I presume Although the encounter with Henry Stanley occurred late in Livingstone s life, after almost everything that was going to be accomplished had been accomplished, it was significant, Tim Jeal explains Stanley singlehandedly revived Livingstone s reputation in Great Britain Perhaps w [...]

    4. Excellent book As a Zambian, I now have a better understanding of Livingstone s journeys to Central Africa He was indeed a determined man with little resources but achieved a lot He opened Central Africa for the British and without Livingstone most of Central Africa would have been in the hands of the Portuguese Interestings, Livingstone the slave traders to take him into a number of places and they cared for him too.I note with interest how selected Southern Province of Zambia for occupation by [...]

    5. Good book, the scholarship seems to be excellent and revealing about a heroic man who had feet of clay The flaws of Livingstone are quite pronounced in this work, but at the end it seems the author tries to make up for it by patting him on the back when compared to the British Imperialism that followed him There are also a few disparaging comments about Christianity in general and missionaries in particular that I feel are not necessary.

    6. This book was on my bookshelf for a while before I picked it up, and then I couldn t put it down On there are scads of books for young people idolizing this man After reading this, I wonder why As far as I remember he never made a true Christian convert His main focus was finding the source of the Nile This he never did because he would decide ahead of time where it should be and then go looking for it Overall, it was a fascinating biography.

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