: Jeal (T.)

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432pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, paperback, Revised Edition, New Haven, (1993) 2013


Biography of British explorer and missionary David Livingstone (1813–1873), the first European to cross Africa, and the first to find Victoria Falls and the source of the Congo River.

Updated, with new maps and illustrations.

"Tim Jeal's book draws on a far wider range of published and manuscript material than was available to earlier biographers. It is detailed, painstaking, and mostly detached and should become a standard work." Times Literary Supplement

"Mr Jeal has done well with his provocative biography: Livingstone is less of a saint, but more of a man." Richard Hall, Observer

Tim Jeal is the author of the biographies Stanley, the possible life of Africa's greatest explorer and Baden-Powell and the history Explorers of the Nile, the triumph and tragedy of a great Victorian adventure.