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Travels in the white man's grave
Macintosh, Donald, 1930-
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Publication Information:
Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Compact disc.

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Audiobook on CD


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DT472 .M33 2002 Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks

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Travels in the White Man's Grave

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Library Journal Review

This memoir, a collection of tales, tells of coastal West Africa before big business and revolution ravaged the plant and animal life there. MacIntosh, a forester from Scotland, traveled to West Africa in 1954 to catalog the area's tree species and stayed for 30 years. A man who enjoys wild, lonely places, he quickly adjusted to the intense heat and ever-present animals. These vivid and often humorous accounts of his adventures with the local people as well as with the snakes, insects, and jungle animals capture the color and flavor of the exotic locale. Often he sits with a native chief drinking the ubiquitous palm wine and exchanging stories. One of his more touching stories features a leopard with which he establishes a relationship, a magnificent animal thought by the natives to have magical powers. More sinister is the time he stepped on a cobra and had to jump away quickly to avoid being bitten. An informative and entertaining storyteller, MacIntosh conveys the mystery and wonder of Africa and makes even the descriptions of plant and animal species fascinating. Samuel Gillies reads with clarity, precision, and just the hint of a Scottish accent. The tape quality is excellent. For all who love nature and want to learn about life in the African bush, this is recommended for large public libraries.-Nancy R. Ives, SUNY at Geneseo (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.