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A biography of David Livingstone giving a balanced account of his strengths and weaknesses. Revered for years as a saint, he was in fact a much more interesting character, difficult, demanding and unsympathetic but also single minded, determined, patient and outstandingly brave. At ten he worked a fourteen hour day in a mill and at sixty was buried in Westminster Abbey. The first European to cross Africa, he discovered the Victoria Falls and survived shipwreck, attacks by natives and being mauled by a lion.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333740415
ISBN-10: 0333740416
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 19-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Meriel Buxton

MERIEL BUXTON read Law at St Hugh's College, Oxford and is a qualified but non-practising solicitor.