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6 edition of Facing the Congo found in the catalog.

Facing the Congo

by Jeffrey Tayler

  • 68 Want to read
  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Ruminator Books in St. Paul, Minn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Congo River,
  • Congo River Region
    • Subjects:
    • Tayler, Jeffrey -- Travel -- Congo River.,
    • Congo River -- Description and travel.,
    • Congo River Region -- Description and travel.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJeffrey Tayler.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT639 .T37 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxii, 261 p. :
      Number of Pages261
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6783542M
      ISBN 101886913447
      LC Control Number00034211

      Facing the Congo is a book worth reading and rereading.” - National Public Radio (US) “Facing the Congo does what a travel book is supposed to do. It presents a vividly described world that brings the reader as close to the Congo as words can do, inspiring the type of wanderlust that can only be sated by one’s picking a spot on a map and.   Buy Facing The Congo New Ed by Tayler, Jeffrey (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s:

      Print book: Biography: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Congo River -- Description and travel. Congo River Region -- Description and travel. Tayler, Jeffrey -- Travel -- Congo River. View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items. World Hum’s Top travel books: Facing the Congo This month, World Hum will be counting down (a somewhat subjective list of) the top travel books of all time. Frank Bures, Thomas Swick, Michael Shapiro, Tom Bissell, Terry Ward, Michael Yessis, Jim Benning and I will be contributing the reviews.

        The second expedition has many adventures in the Congo, including finding out about the 'grey' gorillas who attack, the 'lost city,' the found treasure, an earthquake/volcano, how Amy speaks to the grey gorillas and what happens to them all; which includes Amy's handler's initial grief that she appears to want to stay in the Congo (she even. History. The country that began as a king’s private domain (the Congo Free State), evolved into a colony (the Belgian Congo), became independent in (as the Republic of the Congo), and later underwent several name changes (to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, then to Zaire, and back again to the Democratic Republic of the Congo) is the product of a complex pattern of historical forces.


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It presents a vividly described world that brings the reader as close to the Congo as words can do, inspiring the type of wanderlust that can only be sated /5(41). Considered to be among the best travel writing books, Facing the Congo is a story about the author's experience canoeing down the Congo River/5.

He makes a final lunge in the hope that "facing the Congo" will create more meaning for him than simply a new adventure. Tayler arrives, however, not in Stanley's 19th-century Congo, but in Mobutu's corrupt and strife-ridden Zaire in the aftermath of the infamous pillaging that tore the country asunder in the early by: 1.

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Abstract: "Facing the Congo transports readers into the lush jungles and crocodile-infested waters of sub-Saharan Africa. Facing the Congo is a book worth reading and rereading." --Morning Edition, National Public Radio " Facing the Congo does what a travel book is supposed to do.

It presents a vividly described world that brings the reader as close to the Congo as words can do, inspiring the type of wanderlust that can only be sated by one's picking a spot on a Reviews: Fiction and non-fiction books set completely or at least partially in either the Republic of the Congo or the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. The book didn't impress me all that much. A field expedition dies mysteriously in minutes,in the darkest region of San Francisco,an extraordinary gorilla,named Amy,with a sign vocabulary,may hold the secret to that ully,however,the gorilla does not speak English/5(K).

Congo is a science fiction novel by Michael Crichton, the fifth under his own name and the fifteenth overall. The novel centers on an expedition searching for diamonds and investigating the mysterious deaths of a previous expedition in the dense tropical rainforest of the Congo.

Faced with an identity crisis in his work and his life, seasoned traveler and journalist Jeffrey Tayler made a bold decision. He would leave behind his mundane existence in Moscow to re-create the legendary British explorer Henry Stanley's trip down the Congo in a dugout canoe, stocked with food, medicine, and even a gun-toting guide.5/5(5).

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A dangerous and self-indulgent journey up and down the Congo River: thankfully, travel-writer Tayler (Siberian Dawn, ) comes in the end to understand it as : Jeffrey Tayler.

This book transports readers into the jungles and crocodile-infested waters of sub-Saharan Africa. The author travels a river barge teeming with merchants, mothers, prostitutes, fishermen, and spiritual followers, then launches his quest to confront the Congo River by.

In this Heart of Darkness-revisited tale, Tayler (Siberian Dawn) sets out to retrace the steps of British explorer Henry Morton Stanley, who in the s, accompanied by a crew of hundreds of.

Buy Facing the Congo at : Read an interview with Jeffrey Tayler by John Coyne from our November issue.: by Jeffrey Tayler (Morocco –90; PC Staff/PolandUzbekistan –93) Ruminator Books, $ pages October Reviewed by Tina Thuermer (Zaire –75) THERE ARE THREE THINGS you might want to know about Jeffrey Tayler.

One, he is a bona fide. A personal journey, an intrepid voyage, an exceptionally well-written travelogue: FACING THE CONGO is all these things and more. A wonderfully vivid and exciting read for armchair adventurers Range: $ - $ Filled with honesty and rich description, Facing the Congo is a sophisticated depiction of today's Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country brought to its knees by a succession of despotic leaders.

But most mportant, Tayler's stunning narrative is a deeply satisfying personal journey of fear and awakening, with a message that will resonate /5(3). Books to Read Facing the Congo: A Modern-Day Journey into the Heart of Darkness Full Ebooks Best. He has written several non-fiction books about different regions of the world which include Facing the Congo, Siberian Dawn, Glory in a Camel's Eye, and Angry Wind, the latter being a portrait of a journey through the Muslim portion of black Africa.

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A wonderfully vivid and exciting read for armchair adventurers everywhere.Tayler travels upriver in a barge owned and operated by the book's standout character: Zairean Colonel Ekoondo. And, luckily, Tayler is obviously as fascinated with the guy as he figures his readers will be.

In fact, when Tayler departs the barge and the Colonel leaves the picture, Tayler deflates and so does the energy of the book/5.