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Heroes of empire : five charismatic men and the conquest of Africa

Author: Edward Berenson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
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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, the first comparative history of colonial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Berenson, Edward, 1949-
Heroes of empire.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010016819
(OCoLC)606760466
Named Person: Henry M Stanley; Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza; Charles George Gordon; Jean-Baptiste Marchand; Louis Hubert Gonzalve Lyautey; Henry Morton Stanley; Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza; Charles George Gordon; Jean-Baptiste Marchand; Louis Hubert Gonzalve Lyautey; Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza; Charles George Gordon; Louis Hubert Gonzalve Lyautey; Jean-Baptiste Marchand; Henry M Stanley
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Berenson
ISBN: 9780520947191 0520947193
OCLC Number: 673417644
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, map
Contents: Henry Morton Stanley and the new journalism --
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza and the making of the French Third Republic --
Charles Gordon, imperial saint --
The "Stanley craze" --
Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Fashoda, and the Dreyfus Affair --
Brazza and the scandal of the Congo --
Hubert Lyautey and the French seizure of Morocco.
Responsibility: Edward Berenson.

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