Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841 - 1904), was a British journalist and explorer famous for his exploration of Africa and his search for David Livingstone.
In Darkest Africa: Or The Quest, Rescue, And Retreat Of Emin Governer Of Equatoria by Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1891) is his remarkable account of his expedition from the East Coast through the heart of Africa to the land of The Nile. This expedition was originally intended as a rescue mission for Emin Pasha after Khartoum fell into hands of the Mahdists and General Gordon was killed. Although failing in its primary objective, the expedition accomplished great things, Stanley discovered the great snow-capped range of Ruwenzori, the Mountains of the Moon, besides a new lake which he named the Albert Edward Nyanza.
Through The Dark Continent: Or The Sources Of The Nile, Around The Great Lakes Of Equatorial Africa And Down The Livingstone River To The Atlantic Ocean by Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1890) is the story of the Anglo-American expedition to Central Africa, commanded by Stanley and undertaken between 1874 and 1877. The discovery of the course of the Congo, though the greatest, was but one of the many geographical problems solved during his memorable expedition.
Stanley's Story: Or Through The Wilds Of Africa. A Thrilling Narrative Of His Remarkable Adventures, Terrible Experiences, Wonderful Discoveries And Amazing Achievements In The Dark Continent, Southern And Central Africa by Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1890)
The Autobiography Of Sir Henry M Stanley by Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1909) and edited by Dorothy Stanley, his wife.
Coomassie And Magdala: The Story Of Two British Campaigns by Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1874) is Stanley's reporting and analysis of 2 major and successful British campaigns in East and West Africa as a special correspondent to the New York Herald.
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How I Found Livingstone: Travels, Adventures And Discoveries In Central Africa, Including An Account Of Four Months' Residence with Dr Livingstone by Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1891) Free Project Gutenberg Ebook
Dark Safari: Life Behind The Legend Of Henry Morton Stanley by John Bierman (1990). With the help of newly discovered documents, the author leads the reader 'into the interior of both the man and the vast landmass he tamed'. Recent Addition
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures Of Stanley And Livingstone by Martin Dugard (2003) traces the amazing journeys of Livingstone and Stanley in alternating chapters. The author captures the perils and challenges these men faced. Woven into the narrative, Dugard tells an equally compelling story of the remarkable transformation that occurred over the course of nine years, as Stanley rose in power and prominence and Livingstone found himself alone and in mortal danger. It is the first book to draw on modern research and to explore the combination of adventure, politics and larger-than-life personalities. Recent Addition
In Limbo: Story Of Stanley's Rear Column by Tony Gould (1979). Stanley left five Englishmen at Yambuya with 250 porters and the bulk of the expedition's supplies, to be safeguarded for his return in four months. When Stanley returned fourteen months later, he found only one of his officers still there. Two were dead, a third invalided home and there were over a hundred graves at Yambuya. This is the first account of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition to take the episode of the rear column as the main narrative and in doing so an entirely new perspective unfolds.
Stanley: The Impossible Life Of Africa's Greatest Explorer by Tim Jeal (2007). With unprecedented access to previously closed Stanley family archives, the author reveals the amazing extent to which Stanley's public career and intimate life have been misunderstood and undervalued. Stanley's epic but unfairly forgotten African journeys are thrillingly described, establishing the explorer as the greatest to set foot on the continent.
Stanley: An Adventurer Explored by Richard Hall (1974) is a biography with material from family archives and diaries of two of Stanley's companions on the great journey of 1874 to 1877.
The Last Expedition: Stanley's Mad Journey Through The Congo by Daniel Leibowitz & Charles Pearson (2005) is an illuminating saga of the dark days of colonialism. Henry Morton Stanley undertook the greatest African expedition of the nineteenth century to rescue Emin Pasha. 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 last great, unexplored territory in Africa.
With Stanley In Africa by Captain McClure (1891) 'an Account of the Travels and Adventures of the Famous Explorer Henry Stanley in the Dark Continent'. Recent Addition
Stanley: The Making Of An African Explorer 1841-1877 by Frank McLynn (1989). This biography of Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) concentrates on his life as an illegitimate boy and adolescent shunted off to a workhouse and on his early career as an explorer. McLynn seeks to expose the reasons why a man of such indomitable will, technical and tactical ability and personal bravery could behave so savagely.
Stanley: Dark Genius Of African Exploration by Frank McLynn (2004) depicts the disturbed personality behind the public man. A pathological liar with sadomasochistic tendencies, Stanley's achievements exacted a high human cost. As Frank McLynn's masterly study shows, his foundation of the Congo Free State on behalf of Leopold II of Belgium, and the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition were both dubious enterprises which tarnished his reputation, revealing the complex - and often troubling - relationship that Stanley had with Africa.
Bula Matari: Stanley Conqueror Of A Continent by Jacob Wassermann (1932). An early biography of Henry Morton Stanley, including of course, the famous meeting with Livingstone. Recent Addition
Thomas Heazle Parke (1857 - 1893) was an Irish surgeon and author. He served in Africa in the Royal Army Medical Corps and went on the Nile expedition to rescue Gordon in 1884. In 1887 he became the Chief Medical Officer on the Stanley expedition to relieve Emin Pasha. He was actually proven to be the first European to see the Mountains of the Moon even though Stanley claimed the honour.
My Personal Experiences In Equatorial Africa As Medical Officer For The Emin Pasha Relief Expedition by Thomas H Parke (1891). Stanley asserted that without Parke the expedition would have been a failure. He ministered to the needs of the Zanzibari porters and locally recruited Africans, as well as to the eleven Europeans who accompanied the expedition. He attended Stanley in two bouts of severe illness, almost certainly saving his life in April 1889.
Surgeon-Major Parke's African Journey 1887-89 by J B Lyons (1994) is an account of the nightmarish three-year journey took them from Banana Point to Zanzibar, crossing the Congo, up-river to Yambuya and through the unknown Ituri rainforests to Lake Albert in Equatoria, where Emin Pasha was found, distantly menaced by dervishes. J B Lyons suspects that Thomas H Parke's was ghost-written.
Arthur Jeremy Mounteney Jephson (1859 - 1908) was a young adventurer and African explorer, who accompanied Stanley on the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition in 1887 to 1889.
The Diary of A J Mounteney Jephson: Emin Pasha Relief Expedition 1887-1889 by Arthur J M Jephson (Edited by Dorothy Middleton) (1969) is a transcript of Jephson's diary from the expedition and was published half a century after his death. It provides a valuable and disturbing record of the late Victorian African expeditions, of which this expedition was to be the last.
William Grant Stairs (1863 - 1892) was a Canadian-British explorer, soldier and adventurer who had a leading role in the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition and his own Stairs Katanga Expedition.
African Exploits: The Diaries Of William Stairs 1887-1892 edited by Roy Maclaren (1997)
With Captain Stairs To Katanga: Slavery And Subjugation In The Congo 1891-92 by Joseph Augustus Moloney (1893) is the story of the Stairs Expedition, related by the group's medical officer. First published in 1893, Moloney's fascinating narrative covers cannibals, missionaries and slave traders; a provocative military invasion and its bloody climax; and the mercenaries' nightmarish return march.
Scouting For Stanley In East Africa by Thomas Stevens (1890)
Stanley's Emin Pasha Expedition by Jules-Alphonse Wauters (1890) is an account of Stanley's last and most difficult journey. Stanley was put in charge of an army of rifleman formed by the Emin Pasha Relief Committee to secure the rescue of the Emin Pasha. The rescue was undertaken after the fall of Khartoum when it was discovered that the Emin Pasha was holding out against the Mahdi's hordes.