Michael Langley writes that the enterprise of Rhodes and the creation of a white community in Central Africa were preceded by centuries of conflict between Europeans, Arabs and migrating Bantu.
Michael Langley describes how missionary endeavour, the ambition of Cecil Rhodes and the technology of mining engineers combined to create the background of modern Zambia.
Michael Langley writes how, as early as 1620, an English traveller wrote an enthusiastic report on the wealth of the Gambia and its commercial possibilities.
“Not histrionics but steady and constant leadership saved Shackleton and his men”. Michael Langley finds that the great explorer’s skill and courage rescued a whole expedition from disaster after a struggle that lasted nearly two years.