Saul David

Hearts of Darkness

The Killer Trail: A Colonial Scandal in the Heart of Africa

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Oxford University Press 324pp £16.99 order from our bookshop

It is not often that a book comes along which both chills the blood and says something genuinely new and important about imperial excess. This one does and Bertrand Taithe, Professor of Cultural History at Manchester University, is to be congratulated for pulling off that most unlikely of literary tricks: a scholarly history that is as groundbreaking as it is readable.

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