My African Journey

My African Journey

by Winston S. Churchill
     
 

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Acknowledging all Churchill's other accolades, we tend to overlook his claims as a writer of travel. A fine example is at hand in MY AFRICAN JOURNEY, the story of his 1908 excursion in Kenya and Uganda.

Churchill's description of the East Africa of nearly a century ago makes an interesting comparison with today. The feeling of innocence and charm in the tribes he

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Acknowledging all Churchill's other accolades, we tend to overlook his claims as a writer of travel. A fine example is at hand in MY AFRICAN JOURNEY, the story of his 1908 excursion in Kenya and Uganda.

Churchill's description of the East Africa of nearly a century ago makes an interesting comparison with today. The feeling of innocence and charm in the tribes he meets is now lost; the animals he hunts, decimated; the countryside through which he travels, pastoral no more.

But Churchill could never be just a traveler, so he notes dozens of opportunities for improvement--many subsequently adopted. Fascinating to sojourn with the young Wilson, then in his early 30's, and feel the developing insight and judgment that one day would literally save the world.

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In 1907, Churchill, aged 33 and in his first ministerial post as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, undertook a tour of East Africa--a tour that combined big-game hunting with official engagements. This book, originally published in 1908, recounts his journey through lands only just beginning to feel the impact of the West. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780850522587
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date:
10/01/1989
Pages:
134

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