Inside Africa Author:John Gunther Four times the size of the United States, Africa is the most varied, mysterious. and exciting region on earth and also the least known. The only single volume covering the whole vast area comprehensively, this is John Gunther's mightiest feat of reporting -- and reads with the pace and vitality of a novel. Fabulous and powerful figures parade ... more »through its pages, many of them introduced for the first time to the American public. Packed with exotic history, color and background information such as no one has ever before assembled, it is a unique accomplishment.
In preparation for this book, Mr. Gunther traveled 40,000 miles visiting 105 different African localities and interviewing more than 1,500 people in every important country. He met kings, revolutionaries, black nationalists, white prime ministers, giants, pygmies, slaves, and romantically named native potentates. Out of this has come a book on the grand scale, rich in extraordinary details, anecdotes and personalities.« less