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

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

Label
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
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jeal, Tim
Dewey number
  • 916.704/23092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DT351.S6
LC item number
J43 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stanley, Henry M.
  • Livingstone, David
  • Léopold
  • Stanley, Dorothy
  • Emin Pasha
  • Emin Pasha Relief Expedition
  • Explorers
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
  • Africa, Central
Target audience
adult
Label
Stanley : the impossible life of Africa's greatest explorer, Tim Jeal
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Published in 2007 in the United Kingdom by Faber and Faber" -- T.p. verso
  • Maps: The search for Livingstone, 1871-1872 ; The great Trans-Africa journey, 1874-1877; Emin Pasha relief expedition, 1887-1889
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 478-487) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 570 pages, 23 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300126259
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007923548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • 0000040620
  • 5235451
Label
Stanley : the impossible life of Africa's greatest explorer, Tim Jeal
Publication
Note
  • "Published in 2007 in the United Kingdom by Faber and Faber" -- T.p. verso
  • Maps: The search for Livingstone, 1871-1872 ; The great Trans-Africa journey, 1874-1877; Emin Pasha relief expedition, 1887-1889
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 478-487) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 570 pages, 23 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300126259
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007923548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • 0000040620
  • 5235451

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