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The Daring Heart of David Livingstone

Exile, African Slavery, and the Publicity Stunt That Saved Millions
Format: Hardcover

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The Daring Heart of David Livingstone is Livingstone’s story told in full, from the beginning of his time in Africa to the legislation that saved millions after his death.

The captivating, untold story of the great explorer, David Livingstone: his abiding faith and his heroic efforts to end the African slave trade

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.

Until now.

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.
Contributor(s) Jay Milbrandt
About the Contributor(s) Jay Milbrandt

Jay Milbrandt is the author of The Daring Heart of David Livingstone and a professor at Bethel University in Minnesota.  He formerly directed the Global Justice Program and served as Senior Fellow in Global Justice with the Nootbaar Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law.  He has traveled throughout the world as a lawyer, managing global initiatives in Africa and Southeast Asia, and consulting with organizations engaged in human rights and legal development efforts.

ISBN-10 1595555927
ISBN-13 9781595555922
Release Date Sep 23, 2014
Weight (lbs) 0.9800
Height 9.25
Width 6.38
Length 288
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $24.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Brandi
Overall Rating
I was unaware of Dr. Livingstone when I first received this book. I was intrigued by the previous reviews and curious to find out the 'other side' of his story. I was quite surprised by my findings.

A very quiet and always thinking type of man, the scientist was devout to God and his mission to carry out His plans for Livingstone. He kept God as his guide and pushed through all the hardships he and his caravan encountered - floods, disease, fever, deaths, slave raids, and more. Even after becoming broke from his dedication to fund his explorations through Africa, he was determined to find a permanent end to the terrible slave trade and its collateral damage.

His commitment to the abolition of slavery in Africa cost him his family and, ultimately, his death. Sadly, his work and achievements go unnoticed by a majority of the people and history itself, yet it was his dedication to Africa that ended the slave trade. (Posted on 10/20/2014)

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