Stanley: Africa's Greatest Explorer

Stanley: Africa's Greatest Explorer

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by Tim Jeal
     
 


Henry Morton Stanley was a cruel imperialist - a bad man of Africa. Or so we think: but as Tim Jeal brilliantly shows, the reality of Stanley's life is yet more extraordinary. Few people know of his dazzling trans-Africa journey, a heart-breaking epic of human endurance which solved virtually every one of the continent's remaining geographical puzzles. With…  See more details below

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Henry Morton Stanley was a cruel imperialist - a bad man of Africa. Or so we think: but as Tim Jeal brilliantly shows, the reality of Stanley's life is yet more extraordinary. Few people know of his dazzling trans-Africa journey, a heart-breaking epic of human endurance which solved virtually every one of the continent's remaining geographical puzzles. With new documentary evidence, Jeal explores the very nature of exploration and reappraises a reputation, in a way that is both moving and truly majestic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780571265640
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
10/06/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
1,220,388
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author


Tim Jeal is the author of Livingstone, selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review and one of the 'Best and Brightest of the Year' by the Washington Post Book World. His Baden-Powell was described in the Literary Review as 'one of the most important biographies of recent years'. His memoir, Swimming with my Father, was published by Faber in 2004 to rapturous critical acclaim. He is also a novelist and a former winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.

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Stanley 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The life,adventures and piracies of Captain Singleton by Daniel Defoe of Robinson Crusoe fame is recommended as a follow up to this book. The first half of it provides great insight into why European interest developed in the centuries following its publication in the early 1700's. Read it and you will understand many things. BTW it is a free book
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