Scramble For Africa...

Paperback | December 1, 1992

byThomas Pakenham

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White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent
from 1876 to 1912

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White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912

"A phenomenal achievement . . . Clear, authoritative and compelling . . . tells the story of this particular gold rush with admirable and judicious poise . . . Contains some of the best-known episodes of 19th-Century history as well as some of the most mythologized and colorful characters the world has ever seen . . . Highly readable!"...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:800 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.28 inPublished:December 1, 1992Publisher:HarperCollins

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ISBN - 10:0380719991

ISBN - 13:9780380719990

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fabulous, engaging book This immense book pulled me along from page one. It provides a balanced, nuanced and utterly fascinating descrtion of the European incursion into Africa in the ninteenth century. It dispelled for me all the nonsense about civilizing the Dark Continent; the scramble was all about money and power and influence. Few books have so changed my perspective on history, and few were so memorably fascinating and engaging. This book was wonderful and is a must read for anyone who wonders how the developing world got to where it is today.
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"A phenomenal achievement . . . Clear, authoritative and compelling . . . tells the story of this particular gold rush with admirable and judicious poise . . . Contains some of the best-known episodes of 19th-Century history as well as some of the most mythologized and colorful characters the world has ever seen . . . Highly readable!" (William Boyd, Los Angeles Times Book Review)