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“One of the best travel books of 2000.”
- New York Times Book Review
“Heart-stopping, breath-taking adventure. Facing the Congo is a book worth reading and rereading.”
- National Public Radio (US)
“Facing the Congo does what a travel book is supposed to do. It presents a vividly described world that brings the reader as close to the Congo as words can do, inspiring the type of wanderlust that can only be sated by one’s picking a spot on a map and just going.”
"FIVE STARS!! I highly recommend this book. I don't know why Mr Tayler undertook this adventure (he's lucky to have made it home) but the result is gripping."
"Jeffrey Tayler set off to re-create the legendary British explorer Henry Stanley's trip down the Congo in a dugout canoe, stocked with food, medicine and a gun-toting guide. But once his tiny boat pushed off the banks of this mysterious river, Tayler realized he was in a place where maps and supplies would have no bearing on his survival. As Tayler navigates this immense waterway, he encounters a land of smothering heat and intense rains, wary villagers, corrupt officials and dead-eyed soldiers demanding bribes, jungle animals, mosquitoes, and breath-taking natural beauty. Facing the Congo is a sophisticated depiction of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country brought to its knees by despotic leaders. But most important, Tayler's stunning narrative is a deeply satisfying personal journey of fear and awakening, with a message that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt compelled, whether in life or in fantasy, to truly explore and experience our world."
More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.
Near new condition.
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