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This fast-paced, compelling audio show has set a new standard for history storytelling in podcasting, often placing the listener at a crucial moment in history from the outset, and always managing to deliver on tense human drama based upon accurate and painstaking research.


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Jun 8, 2015

Born John Rowland to a prostitute in England in 1841 who promptly abandoned him, Henry Morton Stanley emigrated to America in 1861, joined the Confederate Army, was wounded at Shiloh, captured, and became a "galvanized" Yankee, before joining the Union Navy. He became a freelance writer and was hired by the New York Herald to take on an extremely dangerous mission-that of finding the missing British explorer David Livingstone dead or alive somewhere in the heart of Africa. The book "Into Africa-the Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone" by Martin Dugard, can be yours free with a 30 day subscription to by going to