National geographic adventure henry morton stanley undertook the greatest. Jampoler spent nearly twentyfive years as an active duty naval aviator including a year on the ground in vietnam, command of a squadron and a naval air station, and service on several high level staffs. Henry morton stanley has 68 books on goodreads with 2827 ratings. Stanley and the congo first edition 1884 for auction. The congo and the founding of its free state by henry morton. After over 1200 miles of river, the final obstacle the expedition faced was thee livingstone falls 155 miles of waterfalls and rapids. He traveled the great river for 2,000 miles 3,200 kilometers from nyangwe, in what is now the democratic republic of the congo, to its mouth. A succinct and correct history of the travels and explorations of henry m stanley, his perilous march to find livingstone, his explorations on the congo, his wonderful work in the congo state, together with an account of negro savage tribes and a complete history of. I want men who will come if there is no road at all. Stanleys goal was to show that the river was a tributary of the congo river, and in this he succeeded.
Walter dundas bathurst 18591940 was son of a london civil servant and in 1883 had. Discover librarianselected research resources on stanley and livingstone from the questia. The congo by henry m stanley vol 1 1885 book with map. Subtitled stanleys mad journey through the congo, this book appealed to the. Stanley meets livingstone history smithsonian magazine. Through the dark continent, henry morton stanley 1878. Stanley was dispatched up the congo to rescue him from their clutches.
Stanley, whom the book presents as a selfcentered, scheming, heartless braggart, led the expedition from the mouth of the congo river across africa to the indian the last expedition by daniel liebowitz and charles pearson describes the emin pasha relief expedition, another expedition to rescue a european thought to be stranded in africa. Stanley held back the information his audience wanted most until the final paragraph. The book chronicles the adventures and explorations of henry m. This excellent reassessment of stanleys life is essential for all libraries. He is the author of six other naval institute press books, beginning with adak in. The first time a white man has been to this village a firsthand account of the early years of stanleys colonisation of the congo and the creation of king leopolds fiefdom. However, in true 19thcentury, colonialism style, stanley had alternative reasons for venturing into the heart of the congo territorial expansion. Henry stanley, the man who stole the congo headstuff. The war at manyanga and a small skirmish in the densely populated village of lutete where there is now a flourishing station, guarded by one white man and two zanzibaris formed the only.
Henry morton stanleys most popular book is how i found livingstone in central africa. Leopold got france to recognize the sovereignty in the congo of the a. Collecting in darkest africa by stanley, henry m first. The first european to explore the congo river from central africa to the atlantic ocean was henry morton stanley. Books by henry morton stanley author of how i found. Stanleys efforts paved the way for the creation of the congo free state, privately owned by leopold. Stanley and the congo first edition 1884 north american. Besides rescuing stanley from an unfair but accepted caricature, jeal skillfully illuminates stanleys work and its morality and separates him from king leopolds exploitation and oppression of the congo. The epic history of a people traces the history of one of the most devastated nations in the world. Although it did not involve any significant geographical discoveries, stanley considered his work on the congo to be among the most important of his life. Livingstone, i presume the famous greeting of henry morton stanley upon locating dr david livingstone in africa on 10 november 1871.
A couple of years ago i stood in front of henry morton stanleys contribution to the ancient palace of. Cambridge core social and population history the congo and the founding of its free state by henry morton stanley. When her friend michael davidson goes missing while researching a national geographic story on. Failing to interest the british government in developing the congo, stanley accepted the invitation of king leopold of belgium to explore the region an expedition that led to the establishment. This account contains the harrowing details of stanleys journey through the nearly impenetrable ituri, or great congo, forest, which he traversed not once but three times over the course of his travels. From the beginnings of the slave trade through colonization, the struggle for independence, mobutus brutal three decades of rule, and the civil war that has raged from 1996 to the present day, congo. Stanley became the first person to circumnavigate lake victoria, africas largest body of water, and he later charted lake tanganyika before venturing 1,800 miles down the congo river to the. From minnesota to south africa to mozambique to vietnam, michael stanleys shoot the bastards is an extraordinary tale of the extreme measures taken to combat international poaching and smuggling. Bland annat foljde han kongoflodens strackning inifran afrika fram till atlantkusten, en resa som tog 999 dagar aren 18741877. Livingston in africa, embarks once again to save emin pasha, an imprisoned sudanese governor.
After leaving livingstone, stanley sailed for 1,000 miles 1,600 km down the lualaba upper congo to the large lake he named stanley pool now called pool malebo. The impossible life of africas greatest explorer books. Esteemed scholar david van reybrouck balances hundreds of interviews with a diverse range of. Stanleys scoop in finding livingstone has overshadowed his later and much greater achievement. Stanleys nickname was bula matari the breaker of rocks in africa, but he was shy everywhere else, and diffident when pursuing a woman. Learn more about stanleys life and accomplishments in this article. David livingstone a rare, first printing of henry stanleys in darkest africa. Henry morton stanley books list of books by author henry. Tim butchers top 10 books about congo books the guardian. Stanley was the first european to sail the entire congo river 1877 and circumnavigate lake victoria. Bristling with action, stanleys wellillustrated reminiscences abound in fascinating details about native peoples, customs, and culture. This magnificent biography of henry morton stanley is a superb adventure.
In 1890, now back in europe, stanley married and then began a worldwide lecture tour. Henry morton stanley, british american explorer of central africa, famous for his rescue of the scottish missionary and explorer david livingstone and for his discoveries in and development of the congo region. Stanleys mad journey through the congo liebowitz, daniel, pearson, charles on. List of books and articles about stanley and livingstone. And he hung on to the congo because bismark didnt want france to get it, and because england, with her hands full in egypt and elsewhere, wasnt ready to take it when stanley first came out of the jungle. Livingstone, he told them, was rumored to be on his. The book contains numerous illustrations and features a beautiful gilt. Winner of the 2007 national book critics circle award for biography. This is a rare first edition of stanley and the congo written by j. Henry morton stanley, in full sir henry morton stanley, original name john rowlands, congolese byname bula matari breaker of rocks. Then, rather than perish in the impenetrable country of the cascades, stanley took a wide detour overland to come within striking distance of the portuguese trading station at boma.
Stanley who famously made several expeditions to the interior of africa during the mid to late 1800s. The epic adventures of stanley and livingstone new ed by dugard, martin isbn. Book lot of 14 heritage press hardcover, slipcase, sandglass keats, ar. List of books and articles about stanley and livingstone online. The conservative, liberal, and radical debate over schooling critical studies in education by professor stanley aronowitz edu, henry a giroux and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Stanleys charting of the congo was the highwater mark of 19th century african. Plunder and resistance argued that stanley had a pathological fear of women, an inability to work with talented coworkers.1301 381 507 1424 4 566 1474 1326 1463 263 1102 958 168 681 312 1242 670 519 1376 60 949 172 1247 1100 975 100 757 1136 1478 626 1128 1016 1152 1435 1253 1090 1185 1155 1140