RIVER CONGO: The Discovery, Exploration and Exploitation of the World’s Most Dramatic River

(New York: E.P. Dutton, 1979).

“Forbath has dared set foot where no earlier writer dared to tread. Others have followed a favorite African explorer or stream in the name of adventure and insight, but Forbath is the first to attempt the ambitious task of putting them all together. In a swiftly moving narrative, he re-creates the questions asked by generations of western sailors and hikers... Forbath has done a fine job of putting together the pieces of the puzzle he found while he watched the silvery gray water and listed to the sounds of silence at Stanleyville” (“Washington Post”). Item #17452

First Dutton edition. With 35 black and white maps and other illustrations. 8vo, in the original illustrated paper wrappers. xii, 419. A very good, clean copy.

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Price: $30.00