The Scramble for Africa: 1876-1912

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Random House, 1991 - History - 738 pages
Panoramic history at its best: a vivid, dramatic account of how five rapacious European powers seized and subjugated an entire continent. Pakenham tells of the scramble for loot, markets and colonial prestige in which Britain, France, Belgium, Germany and Italy carved up a continent of 11 million square miles and 200 million people. 25 maps; 32 pages of photographs.

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This is an excellent and highly recommended book - it is informative, educational and brilliantly written with a good amount of humour. Would recommend this in a second. It shows that history books can be written well and in an enjoyable manner and not in a boring and dull fashion Read full review

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The very phrase "scramble for Africa" evokes images of late-Victorian explorers and statesmen carving up large tracts of a continent for themselves. The book itself is not a disappointment, as ... Read full review

Contents

THE OPEN PATH
9
Two Steps Forward
40
The Crouching Lion
57
Copyright

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Thomas Pakenham is the author of "The Scramble for Africa," which won the W. H. Smith and Alan Paton Awards.

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