Blood river : the terrifying journey through the world's most dangerous country (eBook, 2008) []
skip to content
Blood river : the terrifying journey through the world's most dangerous country Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

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
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.

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...


Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Butcher, Tim, 1967-
Blood river
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.


When "Daily Telegraph" correspondent Tim Butcher was sent to cover Africa in 2000 he quickly became obsessed with the idea of recreating H M Stanley's famous expedition - but travelling alone.  Read more...


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

An intrepid adventure. In making and describing this journey, Tim Butcher has followed in the footsteps of Stanley and Conrad. It takes a lot of guts to yomp through the Congo and he obviously has Read more...

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...


Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.