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Paths Without Glory: Richard Francis Burton in Africa by [James L. Newman]

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“At last an authority on Africa has taken up the story of Richard Burton in Africa. James L. Newman provides us with a richly informative account of Burton’s African journeys, enlivened by a crisp and engaging prose style.”—Dane Kennedy, author of The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World Published On: 2009-10-23

“I thought James L. Newman’s book about Henry Morton Stanley was wonderful—
Paths Without Glory, his biographical account of Richard F. Burton, is better. Newman’s primary focus is on Burton’s relationship with Africa and Africans, yet throughout his prolific literary output, the famous English explorer is shown to be a not so benevolent racist, as well as a congenitally disgruntled and unhappy traveler. This book is hard to put down.”—Sanford H. Bederman, Professor Emeritus of Geography, Georgia State University, and past president and fellow, Society for the History of Discoveries Published On: 2009-10-23

“Historians and scholars of the golden age of empire, as well as armchair adventurers, will not only discover what defined this famously enigmatic figure, but venture themselves into the heart of mid-nineteenth-century Africa.”—
History Magazine Published On: 2010-04-01

“Key to an understanding of [Africa’s] history.”—
Midwest Book Review Published On: 2010-04-15 --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

James L. Newman is a professor emeritus of geography at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. His books include Imperial Footprints: Henry Morton Stanley’s African Journeys (Potomac Books, Inc., 2006), The Peopling of Africa, Eliminating Hunger in Africa with Daniel Griffith, and Contemporary Africa with C. Gregory Knight. He lives in Syracuse, New York. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B005CWH97S
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Potomac Books Inc.; Illustrated edition (December 31, 2009)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 31, 2009
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1901 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 316 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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