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by Pat Shipman


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One of the best books written on early exploration of Africa by the British regime

Her numerous awards and honors include the 1996 Rhone-Poulenc Prize for The Wisdom of the Bones (written with Alan Walker). One of the best books written on early exploration of Africa by the British regime. Told by the wife of Lord Baker, it brings a human element to the culture, danger, excitement and added hardship when Lady Baker travelled with her husband.

Includes bibliographical references (p. -412) and index.

The second exploration where Sam and Florence were primarily tasked with trying to abolish slavery in the Sudan. The story is a novelization of there lives rather than simply a biography.

Her numerous awards and honors include the 1996 Rhone-Poulenc Prize for The Wisdom of the Bones (written with Alan Walker). Her most recent book is To the Heart of the Nile: Lady Florence Baker and the Exploration of Central Africa

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. In 1859, at age fourteen, Florence Szász stood before a room full of men and waited to be auctioned to the highest bidder. But slavery and submission were not to be her destiny: Sam Baker, a wealthy English gentleman and eminent adventurer, was moved by compassion and an immediate, overpowering empathy for the young woman, and braved extraordinary perils to help her escape.

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Автор: Shipman Pat Название: To the Heart of the Nile: Lady .

2005 Язык: ENG Размер: 2. 2 x 1. 1 x . 4 cm Поставляется из: США Описание: Joining the ranks of West with the Night and Out of Africa, here is the extraordinary true story of an unforgettable female adventurer from an award-winning author. Дополнительное описание

Central African History Books. Adjunct Professor of Anthropology Pat Shipman. In 1859, at age fourteen, Florence Szasz stood before a room full of men and waited to be auctioned to the highest bidder.

Central African History Books. To the Heart of the Nile : Lady Florence Baker and the Exploration of Central Africa.

One of the best books written on early exploration of Africa by the British regime. I recommend this book to anyone interested in history and human endurance. The incredible determination of the early Explorer! By Thriftbooks. com User, September 10, 2006. Based on journal entries, private papers, and newspaper articles of the day, Pat Shipman has provided us with a true story of love and bravery.

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. Acclaimed New York Times and Los Angeles Times Notable author Pat Shipman now brings to vivid life the times and great achievements of a singular explorer, a woman of unparalleled courage and spirit who helped redefine her world.

Florence Szász was a child in Eastern Europe when she witnessed the slaughter of her family during the Hungarian revolution. After the war, she was kidnapped from a refugee camp in the Ottoman Empire and sold to be raised for the harem. In 1859, at age fourteen, she stood before a room full of men and waited to be auctioned to the highest bidder. But slavery and submission were not to be her destiny; one of the assembled was moved by compassion and an immediate, overpowering empathy for the helpless young woman. His name was Sam Baker, a wealthy English gentleman and eminent adventurer who braved extraordinary perils to aid her escape. Ultimately they would wed and venture together into some of the most inaccessible regions on Earth.

At this tender age, Florence Baker had already seen and experienced more than most women of the Victorian era. But the greatest adventures were still before her. By the side of the man who had set her free -- and whose love would remain passionate and constant for the remainder of their lives -- she forged ahead into literally uncharted territory. Together, they confronted disease, starvation, and hostile tribesman, surviving the cruel ravages of beasts and nature in a glorious attempt to unravel a mysterious and magnificent enigma called Africa. They returned to England to enjoy the accolades of a society that, if Florence's past became known, would condemn her as a prostitute.

Adorned with striking photographs, maps, and illustrations, Pat Shipman's To the Heart of the Nile is an extraordinary achievement -- an unforgettable portrait of an unforgettable woman; a story of discovery, bravery, determination, and love, meticulously reconstructed through journals, documents, and private papers, and told in the inimitable narrative style that has already won this author resounding international acclaim.


Comments: (7)

Agrainel
A narrative of ‘source of the Nile’ explorers in southern Sudan in Victorian times, whose diaries illustrate many of the problems with intermediate-sized groups (the stage called archiac societies or kleptocrocies) which feature concentrated power without the wealth redistributed to civic improvements.
Ndyardin
If you like romance novels or even works set around an historical figure with words and thoughts manufactured by a modern-day author, then perhaps you will enjoy this work. It is made up (and I do mean "made up") of paragraph after paragraph of ramblings, musings, and thoughts purportedly by the heroine, Florence Baker. What blarney! For anyone who is looking for a good biography of Florence Baker, this is a major disappointment. The author gives a meek apology/warning in her "author's note" that this is not a standard biography and that Florence Baker's life is scantily documented yet then launches into what becomes a work of fiction posing as historical fact through the mind and thoughts of the heroine. The excuse, of course is that this is what Florence and the other characters would have been thinking at the time. Pure speculation, of course, tho with the excuse of "I have done all of this research and therefore know what she would have thought."

If you wish to learn more about the search for the source of the Nile river and the personages involved a good place to start would be with an older classic, "The White Nile" by Alan Moorehead or the newer "Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure" by Tim Jeal. If, however, you like pseudo-analytical fiction wrapped around a real historical personage reminiscent of the dime novels of the 19th century, then you might enjoy this book. For those looking for a good bio of Florence Baker this is definitely not for you. Just a warning.
Mr.Champions
This is simply an amazing tale of an incredible womans life. Lady Baker led an extraordinary life of adventure and danger with the man she loved.Her travels and adventures in Africa were quite unusual for a women of her time.You have to root for her as it appears that her past will be exposed in victorian England and ruin her happiness. Hollywood should get a hold of this. It would make a spectacular adventure story. A great read.Right up there with Osa Johnsons early 1900's adventures.
Jogas
I see a lot of negative comments about this book,but personally,I LOVED it. I must have said "OMG" a million times as I read it the first time. This is worthy of a movie...and it's all true!! I have told so many people about this book.You will not be disappointed!!
Zulkigis
So I had to order it on Kindle. The book is printed in very small fonts. Just a warning for anyone with vision issues. Otherwise, it looks like a good read and the problem can be solved by reading it on a Kindle.
Olwado
Fascinating journey of discovery as well as profoundly romantic
Ishnsius
It was ok
Wonderful story that reads like a novel. I didn't know anything about the early exploration of Africa by Europeans. It was fascinating! But better yet, the stories of Sam and Florence were pure magic... again, the things novels are made of: love, betrayal, courage, adventure. Made you wish you had the priviledge of knowing them personally. And if you're a person with a sense of adventure or wanderlust, their stories will stir something in your soul.
To the Heart of the Nile: Lady Florence Baker and the Exploration of Central Africa download epub
Historical
Author: Pat Shipman
ISBN: 0060505559
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Historical
Language: English
Publisher: William Morrow; 1 edition (February 3, 2004)
Pages: 448 pages