Between Man And Beast: An Unlikely Explorer And The African Adventure That Took
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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, March 2013: When Paul Du Chaillu set out to bag the gorilla in the name of science (and as a shortcut to academic credibility), it was still the quasi-mythical njena of the Western imagination: a savage, bloodthirsty beast deep in the forests of equatorial Africa, seen only by the tribes that dwelled within. He got his animal--he got many, by way of his rifle--but when he eventually made his way to England, he and his stuffed specimens became unlikely pawns at the center of the burgeoning debate over evolution in the wake of Darwin’s insurgent hypothesis. While jealous explorers questioned his bona fides and jaded scientists glibly dismissed his methods and observations, Du Chaillu's reputation as a death-defying killer of monsters granted him celebrity status, lifting the often bewildered hero to rarified levels of London society. With the unlikeliest of heroes at its center, Between Man and Beast is a fast-paced and fun blend of adventure and history. --Jon Foro --This text refers to the edition.
“Monte Reel's BETWEEN MAN AND BEAST contains all the elements of an enthralling adventure story. But it is more than just a riveting tale; it is also a brilliant exploration of ideas that illuminate the very nature of humankind.”--David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of THE LOST CITY OF Z and THE DEVIL AND SHERLOCK HOLMES“Intriguing. . . . Rattles along with fine, wacky momentum.”—The New York Times Book Review “Gripping. . . . Intellectually satisfying. . . . celebration of accomplishments too far-reaching to be understood in their time.”—The Daily Beast“Thoroughly engrossing.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune“[An] entertaining and provocative story . . . it has the narrative flow and evocative language of a fine historical novel.”—The St. Louis Post-Dispatch“[A] sense of urgency compels the reader onward to find out what happened. . . . Arresting.”—Washington Post“Engrossing . . . would go great with popcorn. . . . Addresses big topics—evolution, abolition—but they remain in service of the narrative, providing context for colorful conflict.”—Wall Street Journal“A robust intellectual history. . . . In Reel's hands, Du Chaillu's adventures in Africa, including his discovery of Pygmies and his part in a smallpox epidemic, were no less harrowing than his interactions with many of the world's leading scientists and explorers.” —Publishers Weekly“Those unfamiliar with [Paul Du Chaillu] would do well to pick up a copy of Between Man and Beast, Monte Reel's new book about Du Chaillu's life and adventures in pursuit of this fierce creature.”—Book Page“Adventure, history, nature, big ideas—what more could you want?”—Library Journal
“Fascinating. . . . A lively footnote to the debate between science and religion and the exploration of the African jungle in the Victorian era.”—Kirkus Reviews“You'd half expect a Bela Lugosi mad scientist or a Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan to pop up in this Victorian-era drama, which travels from the London of Darwin and Dickens to unexplored Africa to Civil War-ravaged America.”—New York Post“A supremely entertaining, enlightening and memorable admirable book for those who like epic tales of exploration. . . . Fascinating.”—The Buffalo News“Retelling his adventures opens a wonderful window, both magical and alarming, into what he [Paul Du Chaillu] saw and, ultimately, into who we are.”—The Free Lance-Star
“Swift, clever, well-researched and provocative. . . . Reel skillfully shifts our attention from continent to continent, from past to present, until the story's tributaries merge and rush toward the conclusion.”—The Plain Dealer “A vivid scene worthy of the silver screen. . . . From the perilous adventures to the equally tense academic battles waged by British high society. . . . At times, the mind staggers to recall that this story is a work of nonfiction.”—San Antonio-Express New
- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Anchor; First Edition edition (December 3, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307742431
- ISBN-13: 978-0307742438
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces ()
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