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by Tim Jeal

eBook Livingstone epub
  • ISBN: 0399112154
  • Author: Tim Jeal
  • Genre: Travel
  • Subcategory: Africa
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Adult HC/TR; [1st American ed.] edition (September 20, 1973)
  • Pages: 427 pages
  • ePUB size: 1393 kb
  • FB2 size 1484 kb
  • Formats rtf lit docx lrf


Tim Jeal is also the biographer of Henry Morton Stanley (National Book Critics' Circle Award in Biography and Sunday . Read both Livingstone and Stanley by Tim Jeal. Very well written and with unique perspective on the men.

Tim Jeal is also the biographer of Henry Morton Stanley (National Book Critics' Circle Award in Biography and Sunday Times Biography of the Year 2007), and Robert Baden-Powell, which (like Livingstone) was chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times and the Washington Post.

John Julian Timothy Jeal but known as Tim Jeal (born 27 January 1945 in London, England) is a British biographer of notable Victorians and is also a novelist. His publications include a memoir and biographies of David Livingstone (1973), Robert Baden-Powell (1989), and Henry Morton Stanley (2007). Jeal was formally educated in London and Oxford, and lives in north London. He has a wife and three daughters.

To accomplish this, Mr. Jeal has had to separate the mythical Livingstone from the real man, a difficult task since the person who was interred, to enormous panoply, in Westminster Abbey as throngs wept in London's streets, had al ready been canonized by popular acclaim.

Tim Jeal is the author of acclaimed biographies of Livingstone and Baden-Powell. His memoir, Swimming with My Father, was published by Faber in 2004 and was shortlisted for the PEN Ackerley Prize for Autobiography. He is also a novelist and a former winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Mor. rivia About Livingstone.

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Tim Jeal's wonderful book is filled with anecdotes and brilliant cameos, which keep the narrative fresh and sparklingly alive. His treatment of these legendary figures is authoritative and compassionate. There is something intensely moving about the the way in which Jeal has sought to restore Speke's reputation. -John Preston, Sunday Telegraph.

David Livingstone is revered as one of the world's greatest explorers and missionaries and as the first European to cross Africa. This biography reveals the man behind the myth, one capable of ruthless cruelty as well as self-sacrifice and bravery, and dogged by failure as well as success.

Tim Jeal is also the biographer of Henry Morton Stanley (National Book Critics' Circle Award in Biography and Sunday Times Biography of the Year 2007), and Robert Baden-Powell, which (like Livingstone) was chosen as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times and th. . This lip-smacking biography inspires as well as thrills'. Jake Kerridge, Sunday Telegraph. What hasn’t changed is Jeal’s clear, precise and readable laying out of the Doctor’s.

Tim Jeal's masterful biography reveals the man behind the myth, one capable of ruthless cruelty as well as.

Tim Jeal's masterful biography reveals the man behind the myth, one capable of ruthless cruelty as well as self-sacrifice and bravery, one dogged all his life by failure as well as success. Genre: Inspirational. Used availability for Tim Jeal's Livingstone.

David Livingstone (1813–1873) is revered as one of history’s greatest explorers and missionaries, the first European to cross Africa, and the first to find Victoria Falls and the source of the Congo River. Using Livingstone’s original field notebooks, Jeal finds that the explorer’s problems with his African followers were far graver than previously understood.

David Livingstone (1813-1873) has been revered as one of the world's greatest explorers and missionaries, the first European to cross Africa and the first to find Victoria Falls and the source of the Congo. Tim Jeal's masterful biography reveals the man behind the myth, one capable of ruthless cruelty as well as self-sacrifice and bravery, one dogged all his life by failure as well as success. Served as the basis for documentaries about Livingstone on the Discovery Channel and on BBC TV. Selected as one of the best books of the year by the New York Times Book Review and the Washington Post Book Review.
Comments: (7)
blac wolf
A must read. Every American should read Tim Jeal's Livingstone and Tim Jeal's Stanley!!
Breder
Written to allow you to walk through Africa with Livingstone.
Arashilkis
Great story
Ese
Well researched, well written, detailed, honest, absorbing, reveals much about Livingstone, the other missionaries in the area, the white South Africans and the native peoples Livingstone tried to win to Christ.
Oso
Great price, fast service.
Fani
This book is great before bed, you will be asleep quickly after a few pages. Not too stimulating but still a good story and comprehensive.
SiIеnt
I found this book quite interesting but I did think the author fails to fully grasp Livingstone's Christianity. Whereas in the author's excellent biography on fellow African explorer, Henry Stanley, the author seems to have a good deal of sympathy for the time and place his subject occupies, He seems to be overly critical and judgemental when it comes to Livingstone. I wouldn't recommend this book be read without also reading one of the other Livingstone biographies for some balance. My first recommendation would be Seaver's "David Livingstone - His Life and Letters" where the author largely lets Livingstone explain his motivations in his own words.
Jeal's biography became an instant classic upon publication some years ago. It is doubtful that Livingstone will ever be so fully portrayed, "warts and all," as the saying goes. Quite apart from the life depicted, this biography is a work of art. The prose is gorgeous, quite simply among the best biographies of the decade. One is simultaneously gripped and repelled by the author's extraordinary subject. Livingstone is one of the two or three singularly impressive Victorian figures whom contemporaries admired but whom we now regard with dismay. Still, there are no such grand figures in our time, and it is doubtful any will ever emerge again with such courage and daring. He was in so many ways as hateful as his age, but a better man than we in our time who praise ourselves for finding fault with his undeniable accomplishments from the comfort of our little lives.
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