The book's central theme is the contrast between the humanitarian motives of David Livingstone, and the profit-taking of King Léopold, and how the different players dealt with the conflict. The book addresses underlying motives and economics, without losing sight of the individuals whose personalities and actions drove much of the Scramble. It is also quite readable, and has been reprinted a number of times since its first appearance in 1990.
The Scramble for Africa - Muriel Evelyn Chamberlain
The Scramble for Africa: Darfur-Intervention and the USA (Black Rose Books) by Steven Fake and Kevin Funk - a critique of U.S. foreign policy towards Darfur and an analysis of the geo-politics surrounding the crisis.
THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA by RAYMOND BETTS (Paperback - 1966)
Untapped: The Scramble for Africa's Oil by John Ghazvinian (Paperback - April 14, 2008)