´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, swash buckling, blood-bolstered epic´ OBSERVER 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.