To the Heart of the Nile: Lady Florence Baker and the Exploration of Central Africa

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In 1859, at age fourteen, Florence Szasz stood before a room full of men and waited to be auctioned to the highest bidder. But slavery and submission were not to be her destiny: Sam Baker, a wealthy English gentleman and eminent adventurer, was moved by compassion and an immediate, overpowering empathy for the young woman, and braved extraordinary perils to help her escape. Together, Florence and Sam -- whose love would remain passionate and constant throughout their lives -- forged into literally uncharted territory in a glorious attempt to unravel a mysterious and magnificent enigma called Africa.

A stunning achievement, To the Heart of the Nile is an unforgettable portrait of an unforgettable woman: a story of discovery, bravery, determination, and love, meticulously reconstructed through journals, documents, and private papers, and told in the inimitable narrative style that has already won Pat Shipman resounding international acclaim.

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In 1859, at age fourteen, Florence Szasz stood before a room full of men and waited to be auction....

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"A brilliant history and an engrossing tale." -- Shawn Carlson, Ph.D., MacArthur Fellow

"I found myself caught up in the narrative . . . convincing."--Grand Rapids Press

"A terrific love story . . . fascinating and historically interesting . . . [a] highly readable book."--San Jose Mercury News

"A brilliant history and an engrossing tale."--Shawn Carlson, Ph.D., MacArthur Fellow

"Shipman's account shines with historical clarity and narrative fluency...a reverent and careful tribute."--Publishers Weekly

"Absorbing ... conveys the danger in confronting Africa's vast unchartered territory [and] reveals the life of a very tough woman."--Los Angeles Times

"An extraordinary achievement of research and imagination."--Stanley Weintraub, biographer of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Benjamin Disraeli, and Charlotte and Lionel Rothschild

A terrific love story . . . fascinating and historically interesting . . . [a] highly readable book. --San Jose Mercury News"

I found myself caught up in the narrative . . . convincing. --Grand Rapids Press"

Shipman s account shines with historical clarity and narrative fluency...a reverent and careful tribute. --Publishers Weekly"

Absorbing ... conveys the danger in confronting Africa s vast unchartered territory [and] reveals the life of a very tough woman. --Los Angeles Times"

An extraordinary achievement of research and imagination. --Stanley Weintraub, biographer of Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Benjamin Disraeli, and Charlotte and Lionel Rothschild"

A brilliant history and an engrossing tale. --Shawn Carlson, Ph.D., MacArthur Fellow"

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