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By Jamie Bruce Lockhart
Clapperton used to be born in Annan within the Scottish borders in 1788. Like many Scots of his new release, he observed carrier at sea because the route to reputation and riches within the British Empire. through the Napoleonic Wars he served within the Mediterranean and the East Indies, and at the nice Lakes of Canada within the struggle with the U.S..
After his discharge as a lieutenant in 1817, boredom and thirst for event spurred him to exploration in Africa. He participated in expeditions to map the Niger and the tremendous unexplored hinterland of the Guinea coast, and had command of the second one of those - a whole scale diplomatic undertaking to a zone of massive value to Britain's burgeoning political and advertisement imperial pursuits.
Jamie Bruce Lockhart has retraced Clapperton's footsteps and takes the reader via wooded area, desolate tract and extremes of weather. during this shiny and sympathetic biography the reader witnesses Clapperton's adventures, hopes, fears, misfortunes and his finally lonely fate.
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