Dr. David Livingstone: The Life and Legacy of the Victorian Era’s Most Famous Explorer and Pioneer

*Includes pictures *Includes Livingstone's quotes about his life and career *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading “I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward.” – David Livingstone “If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all.” – David Livingstone Modern society tends to portray men of history to be great saints or great sinners. In fact, biographers are often inclined, depending on their personal predilections, to portray their subjects as one of these two extremes, especially when someone is seen by a certain group as an example of religious ideals or values. Writers are often afraid that if any of the person’s mistakes come to light, it will somehow disqualify them from being admired. Of course, the problem is that even the most influential men were still human, and therefore subject to the same great achievements and tremendous failures as anyone living during the modern era. Dr. David Livingstone, of “Dr. Livingstone, I presume,” fame, is an excellent example of this fact. Born into a poor family in Scotland, Livingstone worked hard, saved his money, and volunteered for missionary service, obviously the actions of a saint.

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