New York: Greenwood Press, 1969.
Hardcover. Near Fine. Reprint. xvii, 551 pp + 16 (Illustrations) + folding map, with frontispiece, index. Top front corner lightly bumped; else fine. No dust jacket. Stanley worked on the Autobiography for many years, but died before it was completed. According to the DNB, "Stanley's contribution to the history of African exploration remains a matter of contention. On the one hand, he is generally acknowledged to have settled many of the long-running controversies over the sources of the Nile and the geography of the great lakes. On the other hand, the style of his expedition-making marked a new phase in the history of exploration, virtually erasing the distinction between geography and warfare..Throughout his life, Stanley was in every way a masterful story-teller..His enormous drive won him notoriety as well as fame, though he defended his life's record to the very last: 'I was not sent into this world to be happy, nor to search for happiness. I was sent for a special work'."