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Beyond the River of Shame Paperback – April 17, 2017
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About the Author
Ken Czech is a recognized authority on the historical literature of exploration and big game hunting. His studies and bibliographies on those subjects are widely quoted by book collectors, rare book dealers, and well-established auction houses. A retired history professor, Ken and his wife live in the Upper Midwest on an abandoned granite quarry. Visit the author's website at www.kenczech.com
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Without giving away too much of this fast-paced adventure, just some of the incidents the Baker's found themselves were being chased by slavers, elephant hunting, ravaged by fevers, escaping floods and a leopard Prince, and shooting buffalo. Meeting other historical characters of the period also helped to make the story interesting.
The characters were well developed too, showing their strengths and weaknesses. One scene I thought was really well done was when Florence was sick with a fever and Sam, who was in an exhausted state from helping her, envisioned his four children from his previous marriage speaking to him asking him to come home. Talking about the romance element of this story, I felt Dr Czech handled it very well. It was not over done, but you knew how Sam and Florence felt towards each other and Sam's struggles of the values of 19th century England.
Finally, there are only two other things I need to say about this book. First, the editing was excellent for a privately printed book. I do not think I found even one mis-spelled word and as Dr Czech is an exceptional writer, the story flowed well. Second, the book leaves the reader wanting Dr Czech to finish the story of Sam and Florence. I hope a second volume is in the works!!! Well done!!!