OUT OF THE JAWS OF THE LION by Homer E. Dowdy

OUT OF THE JAWS OF THE LION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This account of the Congo missionary martyrs takes the same form that the author used in his earlier Bamboo Cross. It deals with the fate of Congo missionaries during the rebellion that followed the withdrawal of United Nation forces from that country. The narrative gives intimate details of the experience of the missionary group, mingling what appears to be well-substantiated fact with material that could be known only by an eye witness or participant, and dialogue and description of interior feelings that can only be accepted as fictional reconstruction of the scenes and events. The result makes for vivid, even stirring, reading, but leaves the reader guessing as to where the facts end and the fiction begins.

Pub Date: Sept. 8th, 1965
Publisher: Harper & Row