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Livingstone

Author: Tim Jeal
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©1973.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Born in an overcrowded slum near Glasgow in 1813, David Livingstone spent his boyhood and youth working in a cotton mill. Yet he still found time to educate himself and eventually became a doctor. He went to Africa as a medical missionary in 1841 and stayed for thirty years. Missionary, geographer, astronomer, ethnologist, anthropologist, chemist, and botanist, he discovered the Victoria Falls and the source of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jeal, Tim.
Livingstone.
New York, Putnam [1973]
(OCoLC)654244459
Named Person: David Livingstone; David Livingstone; David Livingstone
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Jeal
ISBN: 0399112154 9780399112157
OCLC Number: 689879
Description: xiv, 427 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: A contradictory hero --
Factory boy, 1813-1836 --
Medical studies and missionary training, 1836-1840 --
Africa and South Africa in 1841 --
Early disappointment: Kuruman, 18e41-1843 --
A false start: Mabotsa, 1844-1845 --
Livingstone and Boers: Chonuane, 1845-1847 --
The only convert: Kolobeng, 1847-1849 --
North to Zambesi, 1849-1851 --
Return to Linyanti, 1852-1853 --
From coast to coast, 1853-1856 --
National hero: the first visit home, 1856-1858 --
The price of optimism: the Makololo Mission, 1857-1860 --
Her Majesty's consul --
The Zambesi Expedition sets sail --
The rocks in God's highway, 1858 --
Colonial dreams: the Shire and Lake Nyassa, 1859-1860 --
Death of a fighting Bishop --
Disaster and collapse: the end of the Zambesi Expedition, 1862-1864 --
The last visit home, 1864-1865 --
Nyassa to Tanganyika, 1866-1869 --
Fantasy in Manyuema, 1869-1871 --
Stanley and the Livingstone myth --
The last journey, 1872-1873 --
Livingstone and the British Empire --
Appendix A: The date of the Stanley-Livingstone meeting --
Appendix B: 'Dr. Livingstone, I presume?'.
Responsibility: by Tim Jeal.

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Born in an overcrowded slum near Glasgow in 1813, David Livingstone spent his boyhood and youth working in a cotton mill. Yet he still found time to educate himself and eventually became a doctor. He went to Africa as a medical missionary in 1841 and stayed for thirty years. Missionary, geographer, astronomer, ethnologist, anthropologist, chemist, and botanist, he discovered the Victoria Falls and the source of the Congo and made the first authenticated European crossing of the continent. Published to coincide with the centenary of Livingstone's death in 1873, this book is a comprehensive biography of his life which uses an abundance of new source material to understand the man and separate him from the deeply ingrained legend.

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