Crossing the Congo: Over Land and Water in a Hard Place by Mike MartinCrossing the Congo: Over Land and Water in a Hard Place by Mike Martin

Crossing the Congo: Over Land and Water in a Hard Place

byMike Martin, Chloe Baker, Charlie Hatch-Barnwell

Hardcover | January 10, 2017

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In 2013, three friends set off on a journey that they had been told was impossible: the north-south crossing of the Congo River Basin, from Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Juba, in South Sudan.Traversing 2,500 miles of the toughest terrain on the planet in a twenty-five year-old Land Rover, they faced repeated challenges, from kleptocracy and fire ants to non-existent roads and intense suspicion from local people. Through imagination and teamwork - including building rafts and bridges,conducting makeshift surgery in the jungle and playing tribal politics - they got through. But the Congo is raw, and the journey took an unexpected psychological toll on them all.Crossing the Congo is an offbeat travelogue, a story of friendship and what it takes to complete a great journey against tremendous odds, and an intimate look into one of the world's least-developed and most fragile states, told with humor and sensitivity.

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Mike Martin is a former British Army officer who has worked in Afghanistan, Somalia and Myanmar. His previous books include An Intimate War: An Oral History of the Helmand Conflict, and he holds a PhD in war studies from King's College London. Chloe Baker is an anaesthetist working in critical care and emergency medicine. She has previ...
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Title:Crossing the Congo: Over Land and Water in a Hard PlaceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.4 × 5.4 × 0.98 inPublished:January 10, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849046859

ISBN - 13:9781849046855

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