Saint? Missionary? Scientist? Explorer?
The titles given to David Livingstone since his death are varied enough to seem dubious—and with good reason. In view of the confessions in his own journals, saint is out of the question. Even missionary is tenuous, considering he made only one convert. And despite his fame as a scientist and explorer, Livingstone left his most indelible mark on Africa in an arena few have previously examined: slavery.
His impact on abolishing what he called “this awful slave-trade” has been shockingly overlooked as the centerpiece of his African mission.
The Daring Heart of David Livingstone tells his story from the beginning of his time in Africa to the publicity stunt that saved millions after his death.
I had never heard about this very amazing man named David Livingston until I discovered this book. This man was truly one generations ahead of his time. I was really impressed with the immense amount of detail included that could only be a result of meticulous research.
I feel like I really learned a lot about history and especially African history. This would make an amazing gift for anyone who really loves history, African Studies, African Literature. I would recommend this especially to African history students and teachers.
It warmed my heart to see that it was endorsed by Jason Russell, co-founder of Invisible Children, An organization near and dear to my heart.