Book Reviews of To the Heart of the Nile : Lady Florence Baker and the Exploration of Central Africa

To the Heart of the Nile : Lady Florence Baker and the Exploration of Central Africa
To the Heart of the Nile Lady Florence Baker and the Exploration of Central Africa
Author: Pat Shipman
ISBN-13: 9780060505578
ISBN-10: 0060505575
Publication Date: 1/1/2005
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed To the Heart of the Nile : Lady Florence Baker and the Exploration of Central Africa on + 149 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Fascinating history of exploration of Africa by Lady Florence Baker who began life as a real harem girl. It also includes photos and illustrations. I'm a history buff so truly enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was an engaging story of Florence Baker and her husband's explorations in Africa. Although descriptions of her early life in a harem make it sound titillating, this is, in fact, a story of bravery and courage during exploration, not a cheesy sex plot. The Bakers worked tireless to discover the source of the Nile, and to stop the slave trade in Africa, with direct quotations from their travel writings providing much of the story. Fascinating and highly recommended.
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Helpful Score: 1
A most interesting book & every time I looked up from the pages I just had to say to myself "and this is a true story".
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Helpful Score: 1
This was an engaging story of Florence Baker and her husband's explorations in Africa. Although descriptions of her early life in a harem make it sound titillating, this is, in fact, a story of bravery and courage during exploration, not a cheesy sex plot. The Bakers worked tireless to discover the source of the Nile, and to stop the slave trade in Africa, with direct quotations from their travel writings providing much of the story. Fascinating and highly recommended.
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This book is not the biography it is billed, but instead a "novelized" account of Lady Bakers life, complete with cheesy dialouge. How disappointing. Lady Bakers story sounds so intriuging, only to be turned in to a third rate pseudo romance/thriller. Pass on this one.
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Prepare to embark upon a breathtaking adventure, brimming with hair-raising rescues, impossible quests, danger, discovery, catastrophe, mutiny and uncompromising love - all the more remarkable because every word is true.
Notable author Pat Shipman now brings to vivid life the times and great achievements of a singular explorer, a woman of unparalleled courage & spirit who helped redefine her world.