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Imperial Footprints: Henry Morton Stanley's African Journeys Hardcover – November 3, 2004

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"...blend of history, biography, and travelogue makes for an exciting blend of researched fact and drama..." -- LIBRARY BOOKWATCH

"...most complete and rigorous biography of this controversial person" -- THE SPANISH GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

"Ripping . . . Gives us a hard-eyed look at Stanley." -- WASHINGTON TIMES

…fascinating, [this book] is for everyday fans of adventure tales [and] serious students of African history, sociology and world politics -- Russ Tarby, Eagle Newspapers, Syracuse, N.Y.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc. (November 3, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574885979
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574885972
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,984,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By John S. Mays on August 14, 2005
Format: Hardcover
"Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Yeah, yeah, yeah. We've all heard that quote. Some of us even know who said it. However, if that's all you know about Henry Morgan Stanley, you are in for a treat when you read Imperial Footprints. In his time, Stanley was compared with Christopher Columbus, and Newman makes it clear why. This is a well-written and very readable story. Newman has done an excellent job of capturing the adventure of Stanley's seven(!) African journeys, as well as his very interesting younger life. Did you know that Morgan fought in the American Civil War? On both sides??? I give Imperial Footprints my highest recommendation. If you like adventure stories, if you like well-written biography, Imperial Footprints is the book for you.
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Format: Hardcover
A hundred years after Henry Morton Stanley's death, his own African explorations have receded from public memory in favor of critical reviews of European colonialist expansion in Africa. James L. Newman returns Stanley's importance to the world with Imperial Footprints: Henry Morton Stanley's African Journeys, a re-creation of his seven African journeys which explains why and how he made them, and their lasting impact on the modern world. The blend of history, biography and travelogue makes for an exciting blend of researched fact and drama which reads like fiction, giving Imperial Footprints an edge over other coverages on Stanley.
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Got bogged down in the mound of excruciating details.
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