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Last Expedition Stanley's Mad Journey Through the Congo

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ISBN-10: 0393328732

ISBN-13: 9780393328738

Edition: N/A

Authors: Daniel Liebowitz, Charles Pearson

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A noble rescue mission descends into a nightmare of cruelty, starvation, and cannibalism, bringing to a close the European exploration of Africa. "Liebowitz and Pearson have written an illuminating saga of the dark days of colonialism."National Geographic Adventure Henry Morton Stanley undertook the greatest African expedition of the nineteenth century to rescue Emin Pasha, last lieutenant of the martyred General Gordon and governor of the southern Sudan. Emin had been cut off by an Islamic jihad to the north and was at the mercy of brutal slave traders. Instead of ten months, the trip took three years and cost the lives of thousands of people, as Stanley's column hacked its way across the…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 398
Size: 5.60" wide x 8.30" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English