The Last Expedition

The Last Expedition

Stanley's Mad Journey Through the Congo

Book - 2005
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that had lasted almost one hundred years."--BOOK JACKET.
whatever it wanted from the Africans, and when the Africans were killed defending their possessions, they didn't even rate an entry in Stanley's journal." "Although he expected it to be the crowning achievement in a career that had already made him "the greatest explorer in African history," Stanley's last expedition disintegrated into a nightmare of disease and starvation, desertion and rebellion, and brutality and savagery that brought to an end an era of European exploration in Africa
hundreds, perhaps thousands, of lives as Stanley and his men hacked their way across the last great, unexplored territory in the heart of Africa: the forbidding Ituri forest." "Advertised as a mission of mercy, Stanley's secret agenda was territorial expansion on the model of Leopold's Congo or the British East India Company, and what is revealed so vividly in the diaries of those who accompanied him is the dark underside of both the man and the colonial impulse. The expedition took
"The Last Expedition is the harrowing true story of Henry Morton Stanley's final trek across Africa to rescue Emin Pasha, the Lieutenant of the martyred General Gordon and governor of the southern Sudan. Emin Pasha had been cut off from the outside world for more than three years by an Islamic jihad to the north, warring African kingdoms to the south and east, and brutal slave traders to the west. Expected to take no more than ten months, the expedition took almost three years and cost
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0393059030 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: 916.29043 LIE
Characteristics: xix, 355 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Pearson, Charles

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I really enjoyed this book, so much so that I've reread it 3 times and have bought copies to share with friends.

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