Heroes of Empire: Five Charismatic Men and the Conquest of Africa
During the decades of empire (1870�1914), legendary heroes and their astonishing deeds of conquest gave imperialism a recognizable human face. Henry Morton Stanley, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Charles Gordon, Jean-Baptiste Marchand, and Hubert Lyautey all braved almost unimaginable dangers among �savage” people for their nation’s greater good. This vastly readable book, th...more
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published December 6th 2010 by University of California Press
(first published September 15th 2010)
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