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Blood river the terrifying journey through the world"s most dangerous country by Tim Butcher

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Published by Grove Press in New York .
Written in English


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The author recounts his audacious and perilous quest through the Congo as he retraced the 1874 expedition of explorer H. M. Stanley to map the Congo River, traveling alone with an assortment of vehicles, including a motorbike and dugout canoe, and aided by characters ranging from U.N. aid workers to a pygmy-rights advocate.

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StatementTim Butcher
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 363 p. :
Number of Pages363
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24751420M
ISBN 100802144330
ISBN 109780802144331

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Chapter Summaries: Blood on the River by Elisa Carbone Chapter Page Summary 1 1 London, England. October Samuel “steals” his dead mother’s locket and is arrested. 2 6 Reverend Hunt arranges for Samuel and Richard to travel to the New World. 3 14 Before setting sail on the Susan Constant, Captain John Smith and Sir Edward. Fifth Grade for the Fearless. Published to rave reviews in the United Kingdom and named a Richard & Judy Book Club selection—the only work of nonfiction on the list— Blood River is the harrowing and audacious story of Tim Butcher’s journey in the Congo and his retracing of renowned explorer H. M. Stanley’s famous expedition in which he mapped the Congo River. Related Book Resources. Extension Activity Blood on the River Extension Activity Traveling to the New World in as the page to Captain John Smith, twelve-year-old orphan Samuel Collier settles in the new colony of Jamestown, where he must quickly learn to distinguish between friend and foe. Blood on the River Discussion Guide.

His extraordinary book, Blood River – a Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart, describes a country with more past than present, where giant steamboats lie rotting in the advancing forest and children hear stories from their grandfathers of days when cars once drove by. Butcher’s journey was a remarkable feat. The Blood River is a tributary of the Buffalo River, which is a tributary of the Tugela River which it joins from the north-east. This river is so named after the battle in which Zulu King Dingane was defeated by Andries Pretorius and his men on 16 December and the water turned red from the blood of Zulu who died here en masse. It was a Country: South Africa. To find out more about Blood on the River: James Town , or the book’s author, Elisa Carbone, visit the author’s Web site at About the author of this study guide: Jan Jones grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. Being a native Virginian, Mrs. Jones spent her school years learning about the Commonwealth’s history. Sep 20,  · LibraryThing Review User Review - Robinsonstef - LibraryThing. Blood on the River: James Town by Elisa Carbone is a rich and intriguing historical fiction book about one of the first settlements in the New World.4/5(33).