My Early Travels and Adventures in America and Asia

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Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841–1904) was a journalist and explorer renowned for his adventures in Africa. After emigrating to America in 1859, Stanley worked as a journalist for the New York Herald. In 1869 he was instructed to undertake an expedition to find the missionary David Livingstone, and the success of this mission brought him public recognition and financial success. Published in 1895, these two volumes contain Stanley's early journalistic writing as special correspondent for the Herald and the Missouri...

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Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841–1904) was a journalist and explorer renowned for his adventures in Africa. After emigrating to America in 1859, Stanley worked as a journalist for the New York Herald. In 1869 he was instructed to undertake an expedition to find the missionary David Livingstone, and the success of this mission brought him public recognition and financial success. Published in 1895, these two volumes contain Stanley's early journalistic writing as special correspondent for the Herald and the Missouri Democrat. Volume 2 begins in 1869, when Stanley was sent to report on the inauguration of the Suez Canal, to write a guide to the Nile and to give an account of Sir Charles Warren's explorations underneath Jerusalem, before proceeding through Persia to India. Displaying his characteristic energy, versatility and direct writing style throughout, Stanley portrays, in the words of his publisher, 'life-like pictures of times gone by'.

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1. The tongue of the Egyptian Sea; 2. The Egyptian Napoleon; 3. The maritime capital of the Suez Isthmus; 4. The greatest drama in Egyptian history; 5. Ismailia; 6. A modern guide for travel on the great river, and grand fluvial contrasts; 7. Denderah, or Tentyra, to Thebes; 8. From Thebes to Philae; 9. Exploration of underground Jerusalem; 10. Jealousies excited by the explorations below Jerusalem; 11. Constantinople to Sinope; 12. Tiflis; 13. Tiflis to Bakû; 14. A convict bound to Siberia; 15. Bakû; 16. Resht; 17. The ancient royal city of Kasvin; 18. The bazaar of Teheran; 19. The Indo-European telegraph; 20. Isfahan; 21. Farewell to Isfahan; 22. The ruins of Istakhr and fortress; 23. Shiraz; Index.

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