First footsteps in East Africa
by Richard Burton
Publisher: J. M. Dent 1910
Number of pages: 396
An extraordinary document of travel into one of the blank areas on the map by a true renaissance man. Its a true adventure story about how far a man can go on a combination of intellect and raw courage. This book is Burton the adventurer and explorer at his best.
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