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Crossing the Heart of Africa: An Odyssey of Love and Adventure | [Julian Smith]

Crossing the Heart of Africa: An Odyssey of Love and Adventure

In 1898 the dashing young British explorer Ewart “the Leopard” Grogan was in love. In order to prove his mettle to his beloved - and her aristocratic stepfather - he set out on a quest to become the first person to walk across Africa, “a feat hitherto thought by many explorers to be impossible” (New York Times, 1900). In 2007 35-year-oldAmerican journalist Julian Smith faced a similar problem with his girlfriend of six years…and decided to address it in the same way Grogan had more than 100 years before: He was going to retrace the Leopard’s 4,500-mile journey for love and glory.
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Here is the amazing true story of Julian Smith, who retraced the journey of legendary British explorer Ewart “the Leopard” Grogan, the first man to cross the length of Africa, in hopes of winning the heart of the woman he loved.

In 1898 the dashing young British explorer Ewart “the Leopard” Grogan was in love. In order to prove his mettle to his beloved - and her aristocratic stepfather - he set out on a quest to become the first person to walk across Africa, “a feat hitherto thought by many explorers to be impossible” (New York Times, 1900).

In 2007 35-year-oldAmerican journalist Julian Smith faced a similar problem with his girlfriend of six years…and decided to address it in the same way Grogan had more than 100 years before: He was going to retrace the Leopard’s 4,500-mile journey for love and glory through the lakes, volcanoes, savannas, and crowded modern cities of Africa.

Crossing the Heart of Africa is the unforgettable account of twin adventures, as Julian beautifully interweaves his own contemporary journey with Grogan’s larger-than-life tale of charging elephants, cannibal attacks, deadly jungles, and romantic triumph.

©2013 Julian Smith (P)2013 Blackstone Audio

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