Dark Safari: The Life Behind the Legend of Henry Morton Stanley

Dark Safari The Life Behind the Legend of Henry Morton Stanley 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

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  • Title: Dark Safari: The Life Behind the Legend of Henry Morton Stanley
  • Author: John Bierman
  • ISBN: 9780394583426
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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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    1. John Bierman, reports Stanley was a consummate liar and that Stanley's autobiography is filled with perversions of reality. Stanley says he found himself in America after deserting England via ship. He was conned into the Confederate army by a southern belle who promised eternal love (Stanley says.) Nonsense, reports Bierman. This was another part of the myth. There is evidence he fought at Shiloh, where he was captured by Union troops, and interned near Chicago. He volunteered to change sides, [...]

    2. 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 Stanley was a habitual, probably pathological liar, it seems a little questionable to readily accept Stanley's reports of his behaviour and motives some of the time, when we know they aren't true most of the time. But overall, lively and accurate writing, backed up by good research with documentati [...]

    3. I just started reading this biography of a complicted man and his adventuresome and fictious lifeas the African explorer who went in search of Dr. Livingston.t that the man was lost.I hate the way the author has written this book! Everything thing he says about STanley (not his real name) is torn apart on a personal level. He makes him out to be a ambitous liar, a thief, a sadistic murderer, a media hound and woman hater. Maybe he was? I'd like to read another version of Stanley' biography.

    4. John Bierman's biography of Henry Morton Stanley goes beyond the obligatory, "Doctor Livingstone, I presume". He gives us a pretty decent insight into the 'man' who was the epitome of the Victorian explorer, eclipsing even the likes of Burton, Speke and Carter. A good bit of the book dels with his activities in the Congo on behalf of King Leopold II - a portion of his life that often receives short shrift. Not a great deal of new information, but what is there is well done.

    5. Well-told and highly educational retelling of an amazing life. I felt that the author was fair in his assessments, criticizing Stanley when merited while acknowledging his positive attributes. The writing is not at all dry and even induces laughs on occasion. Unfortunately, however, Stanley's final African expedition seemed interminable, so my interest flagged a bit toward the end of the book.

    6. Haven't read an adult biography in a long time, but this one caught my eye when returned awhile back. Very glad I read it as I learned so much about Henry Morton Stanley and the early exploration AND exploitation of Africa during the 1800's.

    7. Good attention to details and an interesting journey through Stanley's papers and expeditions make this book one of those I enjoyed reading about a long already extinct era.

    8. well of course stanly was a pathological liar with an inferiority complex. Im glad someone came out with it.

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