Paths Without Glory: Richard Francis Burton in Africa. by James L. Newman.

Mar 21, 2016, 12:34 AM

03-20-2016 (Photo: ‪Among Sir Richard Burton's many exploits, was his visit to Mecca in the disguise of an Afghan pilgrim, during which he performed all the duties of the Haj, ...)‬ ‬http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Paths Without Glory: Richard Francis Burton in Africa. by James L. Newman. “At last an authority on Africa has taken up the story of Richard Burton in Africa. James L. Newman provides us with a richly informative account of Burton’s African journeys, enlivened by a crisp and engaging prose style.”—Dane Kennedy, author of The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World (Dane Kennedy 2009-10-23)


“I thought James L. Newman’s book about Henry Morton Stanley was wonderful—Paths Without Glory, his biographical account of Richard F. Burton, is better. Newman’s primary focus is on Burton’s relationship with Africa and Africans, yet throughout his prolific literary output, the famous English explorer is shown to be a not so benevolent racist, as well as a congenitally disgruntled and unhappy traveler. This book is hard to put down.”—Sanford H. Bederman, Professor Emeritus of Geography, Georgia State University, and past president and fellow, Society for the History of Discoveries. “(Sanford H. Bederman 2009-10-23)