If you enjoy reading nonfiction books (contemporary issues, history, politics, biography, etc…) then this is the group for you !!! We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the Fishers Library.
November 13: “Into Africa: the Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone” by Martin Dugard (923.9 Dug 2004): In March 1866, Livingstone steered a massive expedition into the heart of Africa. In his path lay nearly impenetrable, uncharted terrain, hostile cannibals, and deadly predators. Within weeks, the explorer had vanished without a trace. Years passed with no word. While debate raged in England over whether Livingstone could be found or rescued from a place as daunting as Africa, James Gordon Bennett, Jr., the brash American newspaper tycoon, hatched a plan to capitalize on the world's fascination with the missing legend. He would send a young journalist, Henry Morton Stanley, into Africa to search for Livingstone. A drifter with great ambition, but little success to show for it, Stanley undertook his assignment with gusto, filing reports that would one day captivate readers and dominate the front page of the New York Herald. Tracing the amazing journeys of Livingstone and Stanley in alternating chapters, author Martin Dugard captures with breathtaking immediacy the perils and challenges these men faced.
Event Type(s): Book Discussion Groups
Presenter: Trudy Timkovich