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David Livingstone

  • Authors
  • Meriel Buxton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Meriel Buxton
    Pages 1-7
  3. Meriel Buxton
    Pages 23-42
  4. Meriel Buxton
    Pages 43-57
  5. Meriel Buxton
    Pages 75-87
  6. Meriel Buxton
    Pages 99-110
  7. Meriel Buxton
    Pages 124-134
  8. Meriel Buxton
    Pages 135-139
  9. Meriel Buxton
    Pages 140-150
  10. Meriel Buxton
    Pages 164-172
  11. Meriel Buxton
    Pages 173-175
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 199-215

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Africa African bibliography biography Britain chronology Europe Great Britain India Indian John Stuart Mill knowledge living love spelling

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230286528
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40971-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28652-8
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