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Readers of popular history and biographies of inspiring history makers will find this an honest and balanced account of the real man behind the Victorian icon Two hundred years after his birth, Tomkins assesses David Livingstone's life, impact, and legacy in this balanced and honest biography. Livingstone has gone down in history as a fearless explorer and missionary, who hacked his way through jungles to bring life and light to the people of Africaas well as to free them from slavery. Now, for the first time, fascinating new evidence about his life and struggles has come to light in the letters and journals he left behind. Discover the man behind the Victorian iconwho he was and what he was actually likein his very own words.
Stephen Tomkins is the author of A Short History of Christianity, John Wesley: A Biography, and William Wilberforce: A Biography.