Booktalk: Maritime historian Andrew Jampoler’s “Congo”

After a long and adventurous naval career, Andrew Jampoler has authored 7 books that are often about obscure pieces of US Naval history. “Congo: The Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN” tells the true story of a young American naval officer on a mission up the Congo River in May 1885. As part of his research, Jampoler and his son spent five weeks in a small boat traveling 1,400 miles down this same river.

This interview took place on the high seas of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Africa in a ship where Jampoler gave multimedia lectures about this area’s past and present. We were sailing on the Regent Explorer from Lisbon, Portugal to Cape Town, South Africa.

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