The Scramble for Africa: White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent From 1876 to 1912
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"A phenomenal achievement...clear, authoritative and compelling....Thomas Pakenham's fine book tells the story of this particular gold rush with admirable and judicious poise....Contains some of the best-known episodes of 19th-Century history as well as some of the most mytholgized and colorful characters the world has ever seen....Livingstone and Stanley, Brazza and Rhodes, Kitchener and Gordon, Lugard and Jameson....highly readable." --William Boyd, Los Angeles Times Book Review. SC, 738 pages.