Stanley and Livingston Booklist
Fiction and Nonfiction about Stanley and Livingston.
Annotations are from Advance, the Ingram
Book Magazine, unless noted.
- The Last Hero
Author: Forbath, Peter
Publisher: Simon & Schuster $ 21.95 ISBN: 0671242857 Date: 1988
Exciting historical fiction about Stanley's military rescue of Emin Pasha - involving a treacherous trek through the Congo. Forbath is the author of the nonfiction book, The River Congo.
- The Whales of Lake Tanganyika
Author: Hagerfors, Lennart
Publisher: Grove $16.95 ISBN: 0802110959 Date: 1989
Stanley searches for Livingston with the aid of the troubled Shaw, who records the expedition events in his diary.
- Dark Safarai: The Life Behind the Legend of Henry Morton Stanley
Author: Bierman, John
Publisher: Knopf $ 24.95 ISBN: 0394583426 Date: 1990
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.
- Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley
Author: Dugard, Martin
Publisher: Doubleday $ 24.95 ISBN: 0385504519 Date: 2003
Into Africa traces the journeys of Dr. David Livingstone and journalist
Morton Stanley in alternating chapters, capturing with immediacy the dangers,
disease, and beauty they encountered in the heart of Africa. The first book
to examine the interworkings of physical challenges, political intrigue, and
larger-than life personalities, this is a fascinating work of narrative history.
- Last Expedition: Stanley's Mad Journey Through the Congo
Author: Liebowitz, Daniel & Charlie Pearson
Publisher: Norton $ 25.95 ISBN: 0393059030 Date: 2005
Henry Morton Stanley undertook the greatest African expedition of the 19th century to rescue Emin Pasha, last lieutenant of the martyred General Gordon and governor of the southern Sudan. 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. Stanley's secret agenda was territorial expansion on the model of Leopold's Congo or the British East India Company.
Suggested Reading: Congo