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The Scramble For Africa

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Description for The Scramble For Africa Paperback. *the full-scale story of the nineteenth-century imperial invasion of Africa Num Pages: 768 pages, Section: 32, B&W. BIC Classification: 1H; 3JH; 3JJ; HBJH; HBLL; HBTQ; HBTR. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 198 x 127 x 51. Weight in Grams: 614.
In 1880 the continent of Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans. Less than thirty years later, only Liberia and Ethiopia remained unconquered by them. The rest - 10 million square miles with 110 million bewildered new subjects - had been carved up by five European powers (and one extraordinary individual) in the name of Commerce, Christianity, 'Civilization' and Conquest. The Scramble for Africa is the first full-scale study of that extraordinary episode in history.

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About Thomas Pakenham
Thomas Pakenham is the author of THE MOUNTAINS OF RASSELAS, THE YEAR OF LIBERTY and THE BOER WAR. He divides his time between a terraced house I nnNorth Kensington, London and a crumbling castle in Ireland. He is married to the writer Valerie Pakenham and they have four children.

Reviews for The Scramble For Africa
'Magnificent, vigorous, comprehensive, compulsive reading' DAILY TELEGRAPH
'Memorable history on a grand scale . . . brilliant . . . thrilling, fast moving, imaginative, coherent' INDEPENDENT
' A phenomenal achievement . . . clear, authoritative and compelling' William Boyd, DAILY TELEGRAPH
'Grim as well as gripping reading . . . Pakenham writes racily and humorously . . . a magnificent, ... Read more

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