Between Man and Beast

An Unlikely Explorer and the African Adventure That Took the Victorian World by Storm

By Monte Reel
(Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780307742438, 402pp.)

Publication Date: December 3, 2013

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In 1856, Paul Du Chaillu ventured into the African jungle in search of a mythic beast, the gorilla. After wild encounters with vicious cannibals, deadly snakes, and tribal kings, Du Chaillu emerged with 20 preserved gorilla skins--two of which were stuffed and brought on tour--and walked smack dab into the biggest scientific debate of the time: Darwin's theory of evolution. Quickly, Du Chaillu's trophies went from objects of wonder to key pieces in an all-out intellectual war. With a wide range of characters, including Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Conan Doyle, P.T Barnum, Thackeray, and of course, Charles Darwin, this is a one of a kind book about a singular moment in history.




About the Author
Monte Reel lives in Buenos Aires with his wife and daughter. He was the South America correspondent for "The Washington Post" from 2004-2008 and previously wrote for the paper in Washington and Iraq.
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