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This just might be one of the best, if not the best, travel book I have ever read.
If you want a sense of what it must be like in Congo and how it got that way, and if you love adventure, I think you will enjoy and appreciate this book.
The author follows the footsteps of the explorer Henry M. Stanley across the Congo Republic and down the River to the Atlantic.
Butcher's journey down the Congo River is an essential guide -- and a warning -- for any "outsider' wishing to travel through the DRC. Read morePublished 28 days ago by William G. Armstrong Jr.
Simply reading the plot was shocking because if you’re familiar with sub-Saharan Africa you know that it’s a pretty rough place. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bryan
A very enlightening book. I did not like it as much as some of the other books I have read on the Congo, but I think it clearly depicts the state in which the country has gone... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Buddy
the book was in good condition, arrived in good timing. i'm satisfied with it. good story.Published 4 months ago by Bubba from Baraboo
Fantastic travelogue chronicling Tim Butcher's journey through some of the most dangerous regions of Africa as he follows the route of Stanley down the Congo River from Lake... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
A fascinating, epic tale which highlights the tragic reality for the DRC in particular and Africa in general.Published 5 months ago by MarkvN
A fine read. Tells the author's story while providing historical perspective.
The story provides a colorful update to the history.
Bogged down in details a bit. The illustrations were hard to read. more picture would have helped things. abrupt endingPublished 7 months ago by Tom O. Melander