Dark safari: the life behind the legend of Henry Morton Stanley

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Knopf, Nov 1, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 401 pages
An exploration of the darkest heart of the man who greeted the explorer David Livingstone with the phrase", Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" John Bierman, with the help of the newly discovered Stanley letters, leads readers into the interior of both the man and the Africa he tamed.

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This is an interesting and readable biography of a major figure in the European exploration and colonization of Africa. The author is more kind to Stanley than some;since Bierman adamantly agrees that ... Read full review

Dark safari: the life behind the legend of Henry Morton Stanley

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Stanley has always been something of an enigma, thanks in part to his own considerable efforts to distort his life's story--his Autobiography is about as much fiction as it is fact--and also because ... Read full review


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John Bierman is a former BBC correspondent and documentary filmmaker.