Stanley : Africa's Greatest Explorer

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 42mm | 498.95g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • Illustrations (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.)
  • 0571221033
  • 9780571221035
  • 75,600

About Tim Jeal

Tim Jeal is the author of Livingstone, selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review. 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 more

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"'Superb... Tim Jeal's absorbing biography will surely be definitive.' Sunday Telegraph"show more

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