By M.J. Trow

Sir Samuel White Baker is a kind of larger-than-life heroes purely the Victorians may invent. For too lengthy, the British Empire has been denigrated and equated with vanity at most sensible and racial bigotry at worst. Samuel Baker transcends that. He used to be an explorer and naturalist, recording new species on his many travels; an enormous online game hunter with large services throughout continents; an engineer of ability and ingenuity; a common of skill; an administrator moment to none; and an ardent opponent of African slavery. M. J. Trow, during this the 1st biography of Baker for two decades, attracts seriously on Baker’s prolific writings to convey the extreme personality of this Victorian adventurer and his achievements to existence.

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