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Henry Morton Stanley *

a.k.a. John Rowlands

Author Code: EHMS

Born: Jan. 28, 1841 - Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales

Died: May 10, 1904 - London, England

Stanley was an illegitimate child and moved from family to workhouse during his childhood. When he was 18, he emigrated to the US, where he met his benefactor, Henry Hope Stanley. He then adopted Stanley's name. During the US Civil War, he fought for the Confederate Army at the Battle of Shiloh where he was captured. Thereafter, he changed sides and fought for the Union, but was discharged due to illness. He then served on merchant ships and the U.S. Navy as a record keeper. Following the war, he became a journalist and took part in various international expeditions. In 1867, he reported on the hostages in Ethiopia and the Battle of Magdala the following year. In 1869, he was sent on a mission to find Dr. David Livingstone. who hadn't been heard from since leaving for Africa in 1866. Stanley travelled to Zanzibar, eventually finding Livingstone after travelling 700 miles to Lake Tanganyika. He then joined Livingstone on further explorations. Stanley spent the next several years in Africa, and eventually became a representative of the Belgian king Leopold II. As such, he claimed the Congo for the king in 1876. After many other adventures, Stanley returned to England and married the Welsh artist Dorothy Tennant. He entered parliament in 1895 as a Liberal Unionist and served until 1900. He was knighted in 1899. His works include How I Found Livingstone (1872), Through the Dark Continent (1878), The Congo and the Founding of the Free State (1885), In Darkest Africa (1890) and The Autobiography of Henry Morton Stanley (1909 Posthumous).

eBook Code Title/Sub-Title Pub. Yr Pages File Size Type Download Format Find Printed Copy
EHMS001 My Dark Companions
  The Adventures of Saruti
  The Boy Kinneneh and the Gorilla
  The City of the Elephants
  The Creation of Man
  The Elephant and the Lion
  The Goat, the Lion, and the Serpent
  A Hospitable Gorilla
  How Kimyera Became King of Uganda
  King Gumbi and His Lost Daughter
  The Legend of Kibatti the Little Who Conquered All the Great Animals
  The Legend of the Cunning Terrapin and the Crane
  The Legend of the Leopardess and Her Two Servants, Dog and Jackal
  The Partnership of Rabbit and Elephant, and What Came of It
  The Queen of the Pool
  The Search for the Home of the Sun
  A Second Version of the Leopard and the Dog Story
  The Story of Kitinda and Her Wise Dog
  The Story of Maranda
  The Story of the Prince Who Insisted on Possessing the Moon
1893 94 428k eBook Download PDF - 'My Dark Companions' (EHMS001)   Download ePub - 'My Dark Companions' (EHMS001) Find a printed copy of My Dark Companions by Henry Morton Stanley * at AbeBooks
EHMS002 Through South Africa 1898 49 330k eBook Download PDF - 'Through South Africa' (EHMS002)   Download ePub - 'Through South Africa' (EHMS002) Find a printed copy of Through South Africa by Henry Morton Stanley * at AbeBooks

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