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Henry Morton Stanley

Explorer (28-Jan-1841 — 10-May-1904)


Byron Farwell. The Man Who Presumed: A Biography of Stanley. Henry Holt & Company. 1957. 334pp.

Alan Gallop. Mr. Stanley, I Presume? The Life and Explorations of Henry Morton Stanley. Stroud: Sutton Publishing. 2004.

Tim Jeal. Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer. Yale University Press. 2007. 570pp.

Frank J. McLynn. Stanley: Dark Genius of African Exploration. London: Pimlico. 2004.

James L. Newman. Imperial Footprints: Henry Morton Stanley's African Journeys. Brassey's. 2004. 390pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1387)

  6. Webster's American Biographies (p.974)

  7. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.718)

  8. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.356)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.977)

  10. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.689)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.464)

  12. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.647)

  13. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.994)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.164)

  15. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.428)

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