Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer

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Henry Morton Stanley, so the tale goes, was a cruel imperialist - a bad man of Africa - who connived with King Leopold II of Belgium in horrific crimes against the people of the Congo. He also conducted the most legendary celebrity interview in history, remembered in the words 'Dr Livingstone, I presume?'. Or so we think: but as Tim Jeal brilliantly shows, none of these perceptions is quite true. The reality of Stanley's life - even by the exceptional standards of the Victorian age - is yet more extraordinary. Rejected by ...

Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer 2008, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300142235

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Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer 2007, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300126259

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Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer 2007, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571221028

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