About this book
This is the tragic life of the most brilliant adventurer in the great age of exploration. Jeal shows just how misunderstood Stanley's life has been and in so doing provides a timely re-examination of postcolonial guilt, offers new insights into African history and gives a fresh understanding of the nature of exploration.
Presents the tragic life of Henry Morton Stanley, the adventurer in the great age of exploration. Rejected by both parents at birth and consigned to a Welsh workhouse, he emigrated to America, fought in the Civil War - on both sides - before becoming a journalist and then an explorer.
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