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Stanley

Tim Jeal

Stanley: Africa’s Greatest Explorer by Tim Jeal is a gripping and critically acclaimed biography of the most brilliant and misunderstood adventurer in the great age of exploration.

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£12.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571221035
Date Published
06.03.2008
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Summary

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.

TimJeal

Tim Jeal is an acclaimed novelist and biographer, whose Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa’s Greatest Explorer was published by Faber in 2007 and was a BBC Radio Four ‘Book of the Week’. Stanley was named Sunday Times Biography of the Year, and, in the US, won the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in Biography for 2007. Tim’s memoir Swimming…

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