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My Early Travels and Adventures in America and Asia

My Early Travels and Adventures in America and Asia
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia

  • Date Published: September 2011
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108032995

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  • Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841–1904) was a journalist and explorer renowned for his adventures in Africa. After emigrating to America in 1859, Stanley worked as a journalist for the New York Herald. In 1869 he was instructed to undertake an expedition to find the missionary David Livingstone, and the success of this mission brought him public recognition and financial success. Published in 1895, these two volumes contain Stanley's early journalistic writing as special correspondent for the Herald and the Missouri Democrat. Stanley's reports in Volume 1 cover General Hancock's military expedition against the Cheyenne and the Sioux peoples in Kansas and Nebraska in 1866–7. In Volume 2 Stanley recounts his travels on an enterprise to report on the inauguration of the Suez Canal, to write a guide to the Nile and to give an account of Sir Charles Warren's explorations underneath Jerusalem, before proceeding through Persia to India.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108032995
    • length: 784 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 46 mm
    • weight: 1kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introduction
    Publisher's note
    Fort Harker
    From Fort Harker to Fort Zarah
    From Fort Zarah to Fort Larned
    Appearance of Fort Larned
    Indian incendiarism and murder
    A paradise of nature
    Hancock's reception at Fort Dodge
    General topics
    The last pow-wow
    From Fort Larned to Fort Harker via Fort Hayes
    General subjects continued
    A trip up the Missouri
    The Union Pacific Railroad
    A fugitive from the Indian camp
    Stringent martial law at Sedgwick
    New Julesburg
    From St. Louis to Fort Harker
    Pacific Road
    Particulars of the Plum Creek Massacre
    Arrival at Julesburg
    From Denver to Golden City
    Notorious Julesburg
    The commissioners at the Council Ground
    General Sherman's speech
    The members of the Peace Commission, and the Press Gang
    The change at Larned
    Another council
    An amphitheatre in a grove
    Arrival of Osage chiefs
    Arrival of hostile chiefs
    Interesting proceedings
    Index. Volume 2:
    1. The tongue of the Egyptian Sea
    2. The Egyptian Napoleon
    3. The maritime capital of the Suez Isthmus
    4. The greatest drama in Egyptian history
    5. Ismailia
    6. A modern guide for travel on the great river, and grand fluvial contrasts
    7. Denderah, or Tentyra, to Thebes
    8. From Thebes to Philae
    9. Exploration of underground Jerusalem
    10. Jealousies excited by the explorations below Jerusalem
    11. Constantinople to Sinope
    12. Tiflis
    13. Tiflis to Bakû
    14. A convict bound to Siberia
    15. Bakû
    16. Resht
    17. The ancient royal city of Kasvin
    18. The bazaar of Teheran
    19. The Indo-European telegraph
    20. Isfahan
    21. Farewell to Isfahan
    22. The ruins of Istakhr and fortress
    23. Shiraz

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    Henry Morton Stanley

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