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Blood river : the terrifying journey through the world's most dangerous country

Author: Tim Butcher
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author recounts his audacious and perilous quest through the Congo as he retraced the 1874 expedition of explorer H.M. Stanley to map the Congo River, traveling alone with an assortment of vehicles, including a motorbike and dugout canoe, and aided by characters ranging from U.N. aid workers to a pygmy-rights advocate.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Butcher, Tim, 1967-
Blood river
(OCoLC)431193453
Named Person: Tim Butcher; Tim Butcher; Tim Butcher
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Butcher
ISBN: 1555849091 9781446420935 1446420930 9781555849092
OCLC Number: 881684826
Notes: Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2007, under title: Blood river : a journey to Africa's broken heart.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 363 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Africa's broken heart --
The final frontier --
Cobalt town --
The pearl of Tanganyika --
Walked to death --
The Jungle Books --
Up a river without a paddle --
Pirogue progress --
The Equator Express --
Bend in the river --
River passage --
Road rage.
Responsibility: Tim Butcher.

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"Blood River" offers a compulsively readable account of a journey to the Congo--a country virtually inaccessible to the outside world--vividly told by a daring and adventurous journalist.  Read more...

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A New York Times Bestseller "Quite superb . . . a masterpiece." --John le Carr "Less an adventure tale than a journalistic investigation of what has gone wrong in the Congo, and why . . . Butcher's Read more...

 
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