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The Resource Stanley : the impossible life of Africa's greatest explorer, Tim Jeal

Stanley : the impossible life of Africa's greatest explorer, Tim Jeal

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Stanley : the impossible life of Africa's greatest explorer
Title
Stanley
Title remainder
the impossible life of Africa's greatest explorer
Statement of responsibility
Tim Jeal
Title variation
Stanley
Title variation remainder
the impossible life of Africas greatest explorer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We think of Stanley as a cruel imperialist who connived with King Leopold II of Belgium in horrific crimes against the people of the Congo--and the journalist who conducted the most legendary celebrity interview in history, opening with, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" But these perceptions are not quite true, as biographer Jeal shows. With access to previously closed Stanley family archives, Jeal reveals the extent to which Stanley's career and life have been misunderstood and undervalued. Few have started life as disadvantaged as Stanley. Rejected by both parents and consigned to a Welsh workhouse, he emigrated to America as a penniless eighteen-year-old. Jeal re-creates Stanley's rise to success, his friendships and romantic relationships, and his life-changing decision to assume an American identity. Stanley's epic but unfairly forgotten African journeys are described, establishing the explorer as the greatest to set foot on the continent.--From publisher description
Award
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2007
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212152
Cataloging source
DLC
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Jeal, Tim
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Stanley, Henry M.
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Africa, Central
Target audience
adult
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the impossible life of Africa's greatest explorer
Label
Stanley : the impossible life of Africa's greatest explorer, Tim Jeal
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Publication
Control code
000041590885
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 570 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780571221028
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., 3 maps
Label
Stanley : the impossible life of Africa's greatest explorer, Tim Jeal
Publication
Control code
000041590885
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 570 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780571221028
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., 3 maps

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