Stanley by Tim Jeal
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 majestic.

About Tim Jeal

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Tim Jeal is the author of the acclaimed biographies Livingstone, Baden-Powell, and Stanley, each selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times and the Washington Post. He was selected as the winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography. Jeal lives in London.
Published October 28, 2008 by Yale University Press. 591 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Action & Adventure, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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