The Scramble for Africa

The Scramble for Africa

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In 1880 the continent of Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans. Less than thirty years later, only Liberia and Ethiopia remained unconquered by them. The rest - 10 million square miles with 110 million bewildered new subjects - had been carved up by five European powers (and one extraordinary individual) in the name of Commerce, Christianity, 'Civilization' and Conquest. The Scramble for Africa is the first full-scale study of that extraordinary episode in history.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 52mm | 639.58g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Abacus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • Section: 32, B&W
  • 0349104492
  • 9780349104492
  • 4,606

About Thomas Pakenham

Thomas Pakenham is the author of THE MOUNTAINS OF RASSELAS, THE YEAR OF LIBERTY and THE BOER WAR. He divides his time between a terraced house I nnNorth Kensington, London and a crumbling castle in Ireland. He is married to the writer Valerie Pakenham and they have four children.show more

Review quote

'Magnificent, vigorous, comprehensive, compulsive reading' DAILY TELEGRAPH *'Memorable history on a grand scale . . . brilliant . . . thrilling, fast moving, imaginative, coherent' INDEPENDENT *' A phenomenal achievement . . . clear, authoritative and compelling' William Boyd, DAILY TELEGRAPH *'Grim as well as gripping reading . . . Pakenham writes racily and humorously . . . a magnificent, swash buckling, blood-bolstered epic' OBSERVERshow more

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1,445 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (572)
3 16% (235)
2 4% (52)
1 1% (17)
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