1 thought on “Speke: And the Discovery of the Source of the the Nile

  1. Thank goodness biographies have improved since the 1960s; they are now more engaging with the reader and the authors often give “a warts and all” account of their subject. There are even excellent works done by writers that actually disliked their subject. It is all about an honest rendition of the person; it makes them alive again and you want to know about them.Sadly, this is the only biography on Speke – the other in the duo of Burton & Speke – the two explorers that entered tropi [...]

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