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Blood River
By Tim Butcher

Blood River

A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart

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Blood River by Tim Butcher

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Dolman Best Travel Book of the Year Award 2008.
  • Shortlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2008.

Book Description

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. Despite warnings that his plan was 'suicidal', Butcher set out for the Congo's eastern border with just a rucksack and a few thousand dollars hidden in his boots. Making his way in an assortment of vessels including a motorbike and a dugout canoe, helped along by a cast of characters from UN aid workers to a campaigning pygmy, he followed in the footsteps of the great Victorian adventurers. Butcher's journey was a remarkable feat, but the story of the Congo, told expertly and vividly in this book, is more remarkable still.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099494287
ISBN-10: 0099494280
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Retracing Princip's journey from his highland birthplace, through the mythical valleys of Bosnia to the fortress city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo, this book illuminates our understanding both of Princip and the places that shaped him while uncovering details about Princip which have eluded historians for a century.

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Author Biography - Tim Butcher

Born in 1967, Tim Butcher was on the staff of the Daily Telegraph from 1990 to 2009 serving as chief war correspondent, Africa bureau chief and Middle East correspondent. His first book, Blood River, was a number one bestseller, a Richard & Judy Book Club selection and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He is currently based in Cape Town with his family.

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