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Edward Rice - Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton

Discussion in 'The Library' started by HalcyonS, 8 Mar 2013.

  1. HalcyonS

    HalcyonS Thread Starter New Member

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    I just finished this biography and thought it was great.

    Burton was not exactly the most politically correct person but,
    taking into account this was the middle of the
    19th century with the British Empire at its peak, maybe you can overlook his "foibles".

    As someone who thinks that no matter how far you travel in this world today.....
    no matter how desolated and barren the landscape is....
    I believe that you would hack through the jungle undergrowth with your machete...

    only to find a couple of flashpacking gap-year students posting updates to their blogs!

    This guy Burton was a true pioneer and total maverick.
    Highly recommended.

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    Thanks very much Meanjin, recommendations are always appreciated.


    I was blown away by how much Burton achieved, how many languages could he speak? Was it 27 or 29?
    I'm happy if I can still speak English late on a Friday night hahaha.
     

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