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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 608 pages, Illustrations (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.)
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 06/03/2008
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780571221035