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Henry Morton Stanley was not only the greatest of the Victorian explorers but also the first to traverse Africa and to crack the system of the Nile, Zambezi, and Congo rivers. He played a part in the creation of the notorious Congo Free State of Leopold II, King of the Belgians. Yet his life and his contribution to history have remained controversial until Tim Jeal's magisterial work, which holds a place of its own in recent biographical writing.

Fri, January 18, 2008 | Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206

3:00 PM

Round Table Discussion on Tim Jeal's new biography, Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer

Diana Davis (Geography)

A. G. Hopkins (History)

Roger Louis (History)

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