The author of I Came Out Alive has given us an amazing adventure story, which purports to be true, but which reads like...

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KINGS AND KNAVES IN THE CAMEROONS

The author of I Came Out Alive has given us an amazing adventure story, which purports to be true, but which reads like fantastic fiction. A gentleman adventurer, he shipped for Africa with an engineer sent out to ascertain the facts behind rumors of the existence of a certain rare metal. Mikhelson's part was that of a fancy bodyguard, companion, etc. He had nothing to do with the technical aspects. Plots, intrigue, hostile natives, unscrupulous promoters, a melodramatic panorama, which makes good entertainment but fails to be convincing. Some of the commentary on the relations of whites and natives is revealing -- and disturbing. Good reading -- for those who liked books like Green Hell.

Pub Date: March 25, 1938

ISBN: 1164497405

Page Count: -

Publisher: Putnam

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1938