Livingstone PDF Þ Paperback

Livingstone PDF Þ Paperback

Livingstone [EPUB] ✶ Livingstone By Tim Jeal – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 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.


10 thoughts on “Livingstone

  1. Amanda Himes Amanda Himes says:

    This biography of Dr David Livingstone famous African explorer and missionary left me with tears in my eyes Jeal reveals the many flaws of the man his irritability with other Europeans; his over optimism about the Zambezi River as a highway; under reporting of the spread of malaria and inter tribal warfare which cost several people their lives; his lack of time for his young family; his love of praise; the list goes on What Livingstone got right though is an even longer list his respect for Africans; his desire to see Christianity spread; his eually fervent desire to see the slave trade uashed; his prophetic understanding of what British colonial involvement would do for Africa good and bad; his physical and moral strength under unbelievable trials of malarial fever near starvation loss of a child and later his wife while in the bush his mapping of much of Africa seldom or never seen by other Europeans and probably not by any one African his disdain for worldly wealth When I teach 19th C Brit Lit next it will be with Livingstone's contributions to geography mission work and imperialism in mind


  2. Nathan Douthit Nathan Douthit says:

    Good book the scholarship seems to be excellent and revealing about a heroic man who had feet of clay The flaws of Livingstone are uite pronounced in this work but at the end it seems the author tries to make up for it by patting him on the back when compared to the British Imperialism that followed him There are also a few disparaging comments about Christianity in general and missionaries in particular that I feel are not necessary


  3. Laura Laura says:

    Tim Jeal spent 99% of this 396 page book trying to convince readers that David Livingstone missionary and explorer was a driven curmudgeon As his is the first bio which is not a hagiography maybe he felt impelled to break new ground I read his Explorers of the Nile in which he tore Burton apart I have his book on Stanley and it is with great fear and trepidation that I will crack the cover He spends a lot of time on petty uarrels and assumptions based on his psychoanalysis of his subjects The plus side is that the books are meticulously researched and there is much to learn about Africa in the Victorian era


  4. Leon Leon says:

    Comprehensible biography in which Tim Jeal aims somewhat overly eager to shatter the saintly image created by Stanley and maintained by previous biographers Livingstone's character provides him with plenty of ammunition Still the psychological analysis seems crude and the books lacks the historical context you'd expect in describing such an influential figure


  5. Gilles Demaneuf Gilles Demaneuf says:

    Excellent


  6. Les Dangerfield Les Dangerfield says:

    A book I have had on the shelf for about 15 years and finally decided to read because this is the bicentenary of Livingstone's birth It is an excellent biography of a man whose reputation during the 20th century owed much to the myth built by HM Stanley and others towards the end of his life He was an incredibly driven man so much so that he ignored the needs of others in the world around him especially those of his family to achieve what he saw as important In almost everything he did he failed in his immediate aims As a missionary he converted one person to Christianity His Zambezi expedition was disastrous and the few missionaries who settled as a result of his vision mostly died of fever along with their wives and children Later in life having discovered that Burton and Speke were doing exploration around the Lake Victoria area to identify the source of the Nile he committed his final years in an obsessive campaign unsuccessfully to prove them wrong and to find the source of the Nile himself Despite his failures he was possibly uniue as a European explorer in understanding the culture of Africans in eastern and central Africa and in treating them as human beings He was also a tireless campaigner against slavery though achieved little to actually reduce it's incidence


  7. John John says:

    David Livingstone was a great missionary explorer with a difficult personality at least as described in this 1973 bookEven those of us who know little about him today probably know the phrase Dr Livingstone I presume Although the encounter with Henry Stanley occurred late in Livingstone's life after almost everything that was going to be accomplished had been accomplished it was significant Tim Jeal explains Stanley singlehandedly revived Livingstone's reputation in Great Britain Perhaps we'd barely remember Livingstone today if it hadn't been for the journalist whose initial goal was simply to make his own reputation as a journalist It's because of Stanley that so much that Livingstone hoped to accomplish but didn't was achieved and not terribly long after Livingstone's deathLivingstone's early biographers like Stanley glossed over his flaws Jeal was attempting to create a balanced portrait in this work He might have leaned too heavily in the other direction uick to accept the accounts of Livingstone's critics He doesn't discount Livingstone's almost superhuman efforts or Livingstone's esteem for the African people I wonder if there's a better biography of Livingstone out there; if not someone should write it This one is on the dry side it started me on unintended naps than any book I've read in a while


  8. Namboole Namboole says:

    Excellent book As a Zambian I now have a better understanding of Livingstone's journeys to Central Africa He was indeed a determined man with little resources but achieved a lot He opened Central Africa for the British and without Livingstone most of Central Africa would have been in the hands of the Portuguese Interestings Livingstone the slave traders to take him into a number of places and they cared for him tooI note with interest how selected Southern Province of Zambia for occupation by the white man


  9. Sheila Sheila says:

    This book was on my bookshelf for a while before I picked it up and then I couldn't put it down On com there are scads of books for young people idolizing this man After reading this I wonder why As far as I remember he never made a true Christian convert His main focus was finding the source of the Nile This he never did because he would decide ahead of time where it should be and then go looking for it Overall it was a fascinating biography


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10 thoughts on “Livingstone

  1. Amanda Himes Amanda Himes says:

    This biography of Dr David Livingstone famous African explorer and missionary left me with tears in my eyes Jeal reveals the many flaws of the man his irritability with other Europeans; his over optimism about the Zambezi River as a highway; under reporting of the spread of malaria and inter tribal warfare which cost several people their lives; his lack of time for his young family; his love of praise; the list goes on What Livingstone got right though is an even longer list his respect for Africans; his desire to see Christianity spread; his eually fervent desire to see the slave trade uashed; his prophetic understanding of what British colonial involvement would do for Africa good and bad; his physical and moral strength under unbelievable trials of malarial fever near starvation loss of a child and later his wife while in the bush his mapping of much of Africa seldom or never seen by other Europeans and probably not by any one African his disdain for worldly wealth When I teach 19th C Brit Lit next it will be with Livingstone's contributions to geography mission work and imperialism in mind

  2. Nathan Douthit Nathan Douthit says:

    Good book the scholarship seems to be excellent and revealing about a heroic man who had feet of clay The flaws of Livingstone are uite pronounced in this work but at the end it seems the author tries to make up for it by patting him on the back when compared to the British Imperialism that followed him There are also a few disparaging comments about Christianity in general and missionaries in particular that I feel are not necessary

  3. Laura Laura says:

    Tim Jeal spent 99% of this 396 page book trying to convince readers that David Livingstone missionary and explorer was a driven curmudgeon As his is the first bio which is not a hagiography maybe he felt impelled to break new ground I read his Explorers of the Nile in which he tore Burton apart I have his book on Stanley and it is with great fear and trepidation that I will crack the cover He spends a lot of time on petty uarrels and assumptions based on his psychoanalysis of his subjects The plus side is that the books are meticulously researched and there is much to learn about Africa in the Victorian era

  4. Leon Leon says:

    Comprehensible biography in which Tim Jeal aims somewhat overly eager to shatter the saintly image created by Stanley and maintained by previous biographers Livingstone's character provides him with plenty of ammunition Still the psychological analysis seems crude and the books lacks the historical context you'd expect in describing such an influential figure

  5. Gilles Demaneuf Gilles Demaneuf says:

    Excellent

  6. Les Dangerfield Les Dangerfield says:

    A book I have had on the shelf for about 15 years and finally decided to read because this is the bicentenary of Livingstone's birth It is an excellent biography of a man whose reputation during the 20th century owed much to the myth built by HM Stanley and others towards the end of his life He was an incredibly driven man so much so that he ignored the needs of others in the world around him especially those of his family to achieve what he saw as important In almost everything he did he failed in his immediate aims As a missionary he converted one person to Christianity His Zambezi expedition was disastrous and the few missionaries who settled as a result of his vision mostly died of fever along with their wives and children Later in life having discovered that Burton and Speke were doing exploration around the Lake Victoria area to identify the source of the Nile he committed his final years in an obsessive campaign unsuccessfully to prove them wrong and to find the source of the Nile himself Despite his failures he was possibly uniue as a European explorer in understanding the culture of Africans in eastern and central Africa and in treating them as human beings He was also a tireless campaigner against slavery though achieved little to actually reduce it's incidence

  7. John John says:

    David Livingstone was a great missionary explorer with a difficult personality at least as described in this 1973 bookEven those of us who know little about him today probably know the phrase Dr Livingstone I presume Although the encounter with Henry Stanley occurred late in Livingstone's life after almost everything that was going to be accomplished had been accomplished it was significant Tim Jeal explains Stanley singlehandedly revived Livingstone's reputation in Great Britain Perhaps we'd barely remember Livingstone today if it hadn't been for the journalist whose initial goal was simply to make his own reputation as a journalist It's because of Stanley that so much that Livingstone hoped to accomplish but didn't was achieved and not terribly long after Livingstone's deathLivingstone's early biographers like Stanley glossed over his flaws Jeal was attempting to create a balanced portrait in this work He might have leaned too heavily in the other direction uick to accept the accounts of Livingstone's critics He doesn't discount Livingstone's almost superhuman efforts or Livingstone's esteem for the African people I wonder if there's a better biography of Livingstone out there; if not someone should write it This one is on the dry side it started me on unintended naps than any book I've read in a while

  8. Namboole Namboole says:

    Excellent book As a Zambian I now have a better understanding of Livingstone's journeys to Central Africa He was indeed a determined man with little resources but achieved a lot He opened Central Africa for the British and without Livingstone most of Central Africa would have been in the hands of the Portuguese Interestings Livingstone the slave traders to take him into a number of places and they cared for him tooI note with interest how selected Southern Province of Zambia for occupation by the white man

  9. Sheila Sheila says:

    This book was on my bookshelf for a while before I picked it up and then I couldn't put it down On com there are scads of books for young people idolizing this man After reading this I wonder why As far as I remember he never made a true Christian convert His main focus was finding the source of the Nile This he never did because he would decide ahead of time where it should be and then go looking for it Overall it was a fascinating biography

  10. Tommyb Tommyb says:

    BiographyHistoryAfricaexploration

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