About this book
A gripping and critically acclaimed biography of the most brilliant and misunderstood adventurer in the great age of exploration, Henry Morton Stanley. Jeal re-examines Stanley's negative reputation, with abundant new documentary evidence, and brings a fresh understanding to his remarkable life. Will appeal strongly to fans of Simon Schama, Niall Ferguson and Richard Holmes. 'Superb... Tim Jeal's biography will surely be definitive.' Jane Ridley, "Sunday Telegraph"
Henry Morton Stanley was a cruel imperialist - a bad man of Africa. This book shows the reality of Stanley's life - his trans-Africa journey, a human endurance which solved virtually every one of the continent's remaining geographical puzzles.
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