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Crossing the heart of Africa

Julian Smith

Crossing the heart of Africa

an odyssey of love and adventure

by Julian Smith

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  • 29 Currently reading

Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Travel,
  • Africa,
  • Description and travel,
  • Adventure and adventurers

  • About the Edition

    Describes how the author recreated the journey of British explorer Eward Grogan across Africa in part to secure a proposal acceptance from his future wife, revealing how Grogan"s sojourn was also performed to establish marital worthiness.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-325).

    StatementJulian Smith
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT12.25 .S65 2010
    The Physical Object
    Pagination328 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages328
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24920440M
    ISBN 100061873470
    ISBN 109780061873478
    LC Control Number2011389789
    OCLC/WorldCa690111148

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Perhaps it's because I made the mistake of reading Crossing the Heart of Africa immediately after reading Richard Grant's Crazy River: Exploration and Folly in East Africa, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Coincidentally, Grant travels through many of the exact same locales — Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda — as Smith/5().

Crossing the Heart of Africa is the unforgettable account of these twin adventures, as Smith beautifully ineterweaves his own contemporary journey with Grogan's larger-than-life tale of cannibal attacks, charging elephants, deadly jungles, and romantic triumph/5().

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In his book Crossing the Heart of Africa (Harper Perennial), Smith interweaves his own contemporary journey with Grogan’s larger-than-life tale of charging elephants, cannibal attacks, deadly jungles, and romantic triumph.

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JULIAN SMITH received a Banff Mountain Book Award and a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award for Crossing the Heart of Africa: An Odyssey of Love and coauthor of Smokejumper: A Memoir by One of America's Most Select Airborne Firefighters, he has written for Smithsonian, National Geographic Traveler, Wired, Outside, and the Washington Post, among other /5(20).

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Title: Crossing the Heart of Africa: An Odyssey of Love and Adventure Author: Julian Smith Genre: Memoir Year: Acquired: From the publisher for review. Rating: Review: In British adventurer Ewart Grogan fell in love, but was deemed unworthy by his sweetheart’s aristocratic family.

To prove his worth, he set off on a quest to be the first man to cross the entire length of the. Crossing the Heart of Africa. I too read Grogan's book over 35 years ago which inspired me to do the same trip overland at roughly the same time as Julian Smith, albeit the easier route through Kenya and Ethiopia and then Sudan/5(76).

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Crossing the Heart of Africa: An Odyssey of Love and Adventure by Julian Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars. Amazon page. This book tells two tales in parallel, connected by one theme: travel for love. The author, Julian Smith, recounts the experience of Ewart Grogan, an English explorer whose life straddled the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Jacket Description/Back:The amazing true story of Julian Smith, who retraced the journey of legendary British explorer Ewart "The Leopard" Grogan, the first man to cross the length of Africa, in hopes of also winning the heart of the woman hethe dashing young British explorer Ewart "the Leopard" Grogan was in love.

In order to prove his mettle to his beloved--and her Author: Smith, Julian. In Crossing the Heart of Africa, he succeeds brilliantly. The book weaves together three compelling, efficiently-spun narratives, simultaneously relating (1) the exploits of Ewart Grogan, a little-known bad-ass Victorian-age adventurer, (2) the author’s modern trip in Grogan’s footsteps, and (3) the story of Smith’s relationship with his.

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Crossing the Heart of Africa: An Odyssey of Love and Adventure weaves three stories together into one book: Ewart's grueling two-year odyssey, Smith's two-month journey along stretches of that same route, and snippets of the modern-day-relationship story of Smith and his girlfriend, : The Write Question.The information about Caleb's Crossing shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

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