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Full title Livingstone: Oppdageren — Forskeren — Misjonæren [permalink]
Original title Livingstone, Trail Blazer for God
Language Norwegian
Authors Leslie Morrill (author) and Madge Morrill (author)
Category Biography
Publication year 1972
Original publication year 1959
ISBN 82-7007-004-1 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 224
Synopsis

A biography of David Livingstone, written as part novel, part history.

Review

The book gives a good account of the life of Livingstone, from his early years in Scotland to his arrival in Cape Town, South Africa, and his subsequent journey across Africa. However, the book I read is a Norwegian translation of the original, and it's evident that the translator made a poor job of it (never mind the simple spelling errors; if you're bilingual like me and read this book, you'll see that a lot of passages look like direct translations, instead of having been adapted to the language). The most damning part of the translation job is the way "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" is rendered. The accepted translation to Norwegian is "Dr. Livingstone, formoder jeg?". This book renders it "Dr. Livingstone, hvis jeg ikke tar feil?" which means "Dr. Livingstone, if I'm not mistaken?"

I might get my hands on the original English version, but until then, the only point on which I can recommend the book is that it's a nice, concise history of the man's life.

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Full title The Missionary Position: Mother Theresa in Theory and Practice [permalink]
Language English
Author Christopher Hitchens (author)
Publisher Verso
Categories Biography, politics and religion
Publication year 1995
ISBN 978-1-85984-054-2 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 98
Synopsis

This 98-page little book is a very short, critical introduction to the life of Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, known popularly as Mother Theresa.

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Structure [Toggle visibility]
  • Foreword and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • A Miracle
  • Good Works and Heroic Virtues
  • Ubiquity
  • Afterword

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